Florida officials euthanize wrong bear

(WESH) Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials have found the bear that attacked a Longwood woman earlier this month.

Officials used DNA testing to positively identify the bear responsible for attacking Susan Chalfant in Longwood on December 2.

The female bear was captured on December 9 with two of her three cubs.

The bear and her cubs will be taken to Busch Gardens Tampa. The theme park has offered to provide temporary care and housing for the mother and her cubs.

Another bear captured in the same area shortly after the attack was euthanized.

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