Bear Suspected In Attack Of Woman Is Euthanized

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A bear that matched the description of one that injured a Florida woman who was walking her dogs has been captured and euthanized. Florida wildlife officials say the 200-pound bear was captured Wednesday night in the same Longwood neighborhood in suburban Orlando where the 54-year-old woman was hurt. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission decided on euthanasia because the bear was captured within 48 hours of the attack in the same location. After Susan Chalfant was injured Monday evening, wildlife officers set up traps in the neighborhood where the attack took place. One of the traps captured a yearling bear that didn’t fit the description of the bear in the attack. That yearling is now being housed at a rehabilitation center in Crystal River. (© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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