Something You Don’t Expect To See In The Gulf Of Mexico? A Bear

Well, we didn’t have this on the 2023 Bingo card.  A bear was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend off the coast of Florida in Destin.  This comes not too long after an alligator was spotted in Florida beach waters.

We’ve heard of polar bears swimming in the cold waters in the north, but a bear in the gulf isn’t too common.

According to an onlooker, the bear was spotted in the Gulf near the Jade East Tower Condominiums.  Luckily the bear made it to the shore safely and was able to get out of sight without harm to itself or others.  He or she was obviously lost and in some of the videos you’ll no doubt notice it was scared.  Poor baby.

We found some Facebook videos taken by those in the area on Saturday.  You’ll see footage taken by a scuba diver and other videos taken by vacationers.  In the audio you’ll hear, I guess he’s on vacation too!

These Florida summers are brutally hot!  We can’t say we blame the guy!  So glad he made his way out with no harm.

Caught On Video: Bear In Gulf Of Mexico Off Florida Coast


  • Bears Vacation Too!

  • Making His Way Back To Shore

  • Nothing To See Here

  • Poor Little Guy Looks Terrified

  • Get To Safety Fella

  • We Hope He Made It Over

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