Mother bear euthanized after capture

Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 01:59 PM.

Officials said both the mother bear and the cubs were larger than bears reliant on foods found in nature. She weighed 250 pounds.

“Bears grow larger and produce more cubs when they have regular access to human-provided foods, which increases the number of bears living in neighborhoods and causing human-bear conflicts,” the release states.

“This situation was preventable. If those bears did not have easy access to trash and other human-provided foods, they would likely have just passed through the neighborhood,” Telesco said.

 Contact Daily News Staff Writer Tom McLaughlin at 850-315-4435 or Follow him on Twitter @TomMnwfdn.

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