Volcia County, Florida — A black bear in Florida was killed after attacking a woman walking a dog on Thursday night.
and Press releaseThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, said it answered a call at DeBary around 9 pm about a woman who was injured by a black bear while walking her dog.
Upon arrival, the agent found an adult female bear of a yearling in a nearby tree.
“FWC bear biologists threw adult bears in trees and humanely killed them according to FWC policy to protect public safety,” FWC said in a press release.
The FWC refused to capture the yearlings because “three 100-pound yearlings are old enough to survive on their own.”
The woman was treated by EMS for a non-life-threatening injury. According to the FWC, her dog was not injured.
If you feel threatened by a bear, please contact the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline (888-404-FWCC (3922)). Observe sick, injured, dead, or orphaned bears. Or report someone who is harming or intentionally feeding the bear. For more information on how to avoid bear-to-bear collisions, please visit: MyFWC.com/Bear also BearWise.org..
Florida black bear killed after attacking a dog walking woman
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