2nd bear suspected in woman's mauling euthanizedDecember 9, 2013 @ 9:10 am
LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Another bear has been trapped and euthanized in a Florida neighborhood where a woman walking her dogs was mauled.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say the 200-pound male bear was caught Sunday and closely fits the description of the bear that injured Susan Chalfant in Longwood, about 15 miles north of Orlando, on Dec. 2.
Wildlife officials say Chalfant suffered facial injuries and was hospitalized. The commission's executive director says that because the attack resulted in serious injuries, wildlife officials decided to euthanize the bear.
A 200-pound female bear was trapped and euthanized Thursday. A bear cub also was trapped in the same area, but it was taken to a rehabilitation center in Crystal River because officials determined that it was not involved in the attack.
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