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Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

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Bear that attacked young children in Pennsylvania caught and euthanized

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials said DNA tests on the children's clothing were compared with samples collected Friday morning from a male and female bear that the game commission live-trapped. The tests indicated the female bear was responsible for the attack. That bear was euthanized and the male bear was relocated to a more remote area, officials said. (Stock photo)

A bear that attacked and tried to carry off a toddler in Luzerne County was captured and euthanized less than a week after the May 22 incident, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
The 14-month-old’s sibling, age 5, also was attacked as the children played in the front yard and driveway of their Wright Township home, the commission said. The children suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including bites and scratches, and were treated and released at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

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