Fla. wildlife officials kill 5 bears after woman attacked

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 14 2014 01:24:46 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 15 2014 12:12:23 AM EDT
LAKE MARY, Fla. -

Florida wildlife officials have killed five bears after an attack on a woman in a central Florida subdivision.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers said they shot one bear and euthanized three others Sunday night.

Terri Frana, 45, was attacked by a large bear in her driveway Saturday.

Frana's husband said the bear had his wife's head in her mouth and dragged her about 4 feet toward a wooded area.

He said 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.

The FWC hasn't identified the bear that attacked Frana.

Sunday evening, an FWC officer shot a bear after it showed dangerous behavior toward officers at the scene. The FWC said the bear approached biologists at close range and showed no fear even after an officer yelled at it. Because of its behavior, the officer determined that the bear was dangerous.

Wildlife officials said other bears appear to be accustomed to people in the area, including four that were captured and put down. The fifth bear was captured Monday morning.

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