• Seminole HOA to require bear-resistant trash cans for residents


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A Seminole County homeowners association just became the first community in the state to pass new rules designed to protect residents against bear attacks.

    In December, 54-year-old Susan Chalfant was mauled by a bear in her Lake Mary Neighborhood.

    Now, her HOA is requiring all of the Wingfield North's residents to use bear-resistant trash cans.

    The HOA will pay for the special trash cans for each home, even though they can be expensive.

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