LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials have killed five bears after an attack on a woman in a suburban subdivision.
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers say they shot one bear and euthanized four others Sunday night.
Forty-five-year-old Terri Frana was attacked by a large bear in her driveway Saturday. Frana’s husband tells WFTV (http://bit.ly/1gpJnn7) that the bear had his wife’s head in her mouth and dragged her about 4 feet toward a wooded area.
He says she managed to escape from the bear’s jaw, and then ran inside the house, where she collapsed.
She was treated at a hospital and released.
Officials say the bear that was shot was aggressive and didn’t react to them as a bear normally would.
Experts say this is the time of the year when bears leave their winter dens.