Wed., August 12, 2009 4:11pm (EDT)

Relocated Black Bear Killed in Georgia
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga.  —  
A Florida black bear was recently killed in Georgia. (photo by John Sullivan)
A Florida black bear was recently killed in Georgia. (photo by John Sullivan)
A Florida black bear relocated several times by wildlife officials has been killed in Georgia.

It was first captured in Broward County, then ear-tagged and put in a forest nearby.

After another relocation, the bear moved north and swam across the St. Mary’s River into Georgia.

Wildlife officials there captured it again and placed the bear in a forest.

But it turned up Saturday in Georgia's Screven County about 100 miles north of Jacksonville.

It never harmed anyone, but appeared to have no fear of humans.

A local resident shot the bear after consulting wildlife officials.