A special hunt in Florida to thin out the population of bears wreaking havoc on suburban neighborhoods is now closed, with the wildlife authorities say enough of the giant animals have been taken.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports from Miami:

A bear hunt held this past weekend in parts of Central and Northern Florida has netted close to 300 kills of the giant nuisance animals.

The past few years have been filled with stories of bears invading human space... Especially newer-construction neighborhoods built on the borders of protected forest. There have even been a few vicious interactions between bear and human, too.

Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission decided a hunt would help with the problem and learned that it took hunters only two days to reach the limit of specimens to be taken.

In Miami, Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.