COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Dr. Jeffrey Nobles, a veterinarian with the St. Francis Animal Clinic in Naples, performed surgery on the injured bear removed from a property in Golden Gates Estates in Naples Monday.
He examined the bear today at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. The bear showed no signs of improvement and was suffering from the injuries.
Dr. Nobles, in consultation with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists and staff from the Conservancy, determined the most humane decision would be to euthanize the bear. As a result, the bear was euthanized Tuesday.