The first accident was one of the catalysts for opening a bear season for hunters in Florida after removing the animal from the dangered species list. After all, no one wants huge bears roaming around where they don't belong and therein lies the crux of the problem.
In recent months, Florida has embarked on a massive growth and development push which has now been fully ingrained in legislation by a state legislature and governor who are hellbent on destroying the natural beauty of the state. Local governments have been made powerless in this onslaught by a supposedly conservative legislature that should, by its claims and campaigns, hold great reverence for the will of the people which is becoming more and more outspoken in their opposition. This same legislature has railed about Washington when it, during the current session, has done the same thing to Florida localities that the national elites have done, grab power at any cost.
One of the lost treasures in this power grab has been rural lands, with clear cutting becoming increasingly prevalent and mitigation of wetlands meeting a technical requirement while doing nothing positive for the natural wetlands which serve such a great purpose. And with the cutting of the trees, the destruction of habitat and the lack of food caused by this breakdown in the chain of life, animals like our lost black bear friend have to go great distanced looking for a new source of food. It's really not their fault, it's the fault of our failure to take into consideration proper reverence for our shrinking land. And it has gotten so bad that we are now developing more and more of those parcels of land that were never intended for our overly demanding requirements.
The next time you pass what was a beautiful marshland or swamp that is now swarming with cookie cutter condos and houses, don't blame the animals, blame the politicians and their crony-capitalist compatriots for the insatiable demand for the use of God's earth. They won't accept any blame but they will, however, take the money they can gain. But remember this one incident, one of hundreds all over the country, and you will know in your heart that they caused the problem in the first place.
Maybe, just maybe, the day will come when people realize that the earth has varying climes and settings for a God-given purpose, but it may be too late. In the meantime, do what you can to use what we have left better than what we are doing today. After all, we were give dominion over the earth to do positive things on it, not to destroy and replace with a sameness that makes all communities look alike. Somehow I don't think He had what we are doing in mind.