Florida Fish and Wildlife officers said tests confirm they have finally captured the bear responsible for attacking a Seminole County woman.
But the news comes after officers recently killed two other bears they captured close to where the attack happened, a move that outraged the community.
Many central Florida residents voiced their outrage on social media over the controversial move to the kill the bears when there was no proof they were involved in the attack.
“As long as you don’t bother them, they are not going to bother you,” said Seminole County resident JR Thorn.
Thorn works across the street from Wekiva Springs State Park and said he sees bears all the time and was disgusted when FWC killed the wrong bears.
“They said they were going to test to make sure it was the right bear and they didn’t do it,” he said. “They lied to the public.”