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Florida Wildlife Officers Kill Four Bears Following Weekend Bear Attack

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Florida Wildlife officers have killed four bears after a Saturday bear attack in Seminole County.

Terri Frana, 44, was mauled by a 200-pound black bear on Saturday evening in the garage of her home in Lake Mary.

According to CNN.com, there were five bears in Frana’s open garage searching through garbage cans for food. One of the bears dragged Frana by her head out of the garage towards the woods. She managed to escape from the bear’s jaw and ran back into the house to call 911.

Frana sustained bite marks to her head, arm and leg and claw marks to her back. The Orlando Sentinel reports she was hospitalized on Sunday, but returned home early this morning.

On Sunday, Florida Fish and Wildlife officers found a bear near the scene of the attack that was showing aggressive behavior. The officers shot and killed the bear, and also captured and euthanized three nearby bears that were showing no fear of people. There’s no indication yet that any of the bears were involved in the weekend bear attack.

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“As far as we know, there was only one aggressive bear,” said Fish and Wildlife Officer Lenny Salberg

April is the time of year when Florida black bears are waking up from their hibernation and begin searching for food.

This was the most recent Florida bear attack on a human since a December incident when a woman was mauled near Wekvia Springs State Park.

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Florida Wildlife Officers Kill Four Bears Following Weekend Bear Attack