- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - A female bear and her three cubs were moved from an Orlando suburb to the Ocala National Forest after official’s say the mother became aggressive in her defense of them.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the bears were moved early Wednesday.

Spokesman Lenny Salberg says the female bear was being very protective of her cubs.

He says the decision was made to relocate the bears because of their location in the Orlando suburb of Longwood, an area that has experienced bear attacks in the past year.

The bears were trapped, tranquilized and moved to the Ocala National Forest.

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