LAKE MARY, Fla. — Florida wildlife officials have killed four bears following an attack on a woman in a suburban subdivision.

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

Forty-five year-old Terri Frana 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.

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.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.