PAISLEY, Fla. - The largest Florida black bear ever captured has been relocated.
The bear was trapped in Lake County.
Before the bear was relocated on Wednesday, biologists were able to sedate him to collect hair samples and give him an exam, identification tattoo and ear tag.
Hill says this is the largest bear captured, but the largest documented black bear was a 624-pounder that was struck and killed by a car in Naples several years ago.
Wildlife officials estimate there are 3,500 black bears in Florida.