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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:11pm

Relocated Black Bear Killed in Georgia

Updated: 5 years ago.
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.

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