• FWC captures, kills bear that attacked dogs, totaled SUV

    By: Lauren Seabrook , Elyna Niles-Carnes


    LONGWOOD, Fla. - A black bear that killed two dogs and totaled a SUV in Longwood has been captured and euthanized, officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner confirmed.

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    FWC went to The Estates at Springs Landing at 2:30 a.m. Friday and tranquilized the bear, officials said.

    Biologists tranquilized and killed the adult female as her escalating conflict behavior posed a threat to human safety, the FWC said.

    One of the cubs that was with the bear was captured and released in the Ocala National Forest, away from developed areas, the FWC said.

    FWC biologists will continue to monitor the area for the remaining yearling, and if appropriate will attempt to capture the bear, officials said.

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    Rabies testing is being done on the female bear that was killed because it attacked two dogs, officials said.

    FWC officials believe the bear attacked several dogs and, just days ago, broke into the side door of a secured garage and got inside another car.

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