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Game Commission Will Not Euthanize Bear in Lycoming County Attack

MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa.  — A representative for the Pennsylvania Game Commission has announced that they will not euthanize the bear that attacked a wom...

MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa.  -- A representative for the Pennsylvania Game Commission has announced that they will not euthanize the bear that attacked a woman in Lycoming County earlier this month.

Melinda Lebarron of Muncy Creek Township was attacked by a bear while outside her home with her dog.

Lebarron was dragged more than 80 yards and suffered broken bones and deep wounds as a result of the attack.

The representative tells Newswatch 16 they will not euthanize the bear if trapped.

Officials say the decision was made because they will likely not know if the bear captured would be the bear involved in the attack in Lycoming County.