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Black Bear Mauls Florida Woman, Drags Her Out of Garage
Yahoo ^ | 4-13-2014 | LIZ FIELDS

Posted on 04/13/2014 2:43:20 PM PDT by Darren McCarty

The hunt is on today for a black bear who mauled a woman at her home in an upscale central Florida neighborhood, leaving her with injuries to her face, legs and torso and requiring her to get 40 stitches to the head.

Terri Frana of Lake Mary, Fla., went to her garage Saturday evening to grab bicycles for her children to ride down to their neighbor's house when the attack happened, according to her husband, Frank Frana.

As soon as the children left, Frana, 45, saw two bears in the driveway. She walked to the patio area where there were five bears eating trash that they had pulled out of the garage, her husband said.

"The bear got up on [its] hind legs and started to maul her, opened its jaws and put her head in the mouth and dragged her towards the woods," Frank Frana said. "Somehow she was able to pull herself out."

"The bears were various sizes so we think it's probably cubs of different maturity and perhaps a mama bear," the Seminole County Sheriff's Office told ABC News.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said there was at least one bear involved in the attack but couldn't corroborate the report that there had been five bears.

Frana managed to get inside the house, said her husband. Her son found her collapsed in the living room and called 911. She was then taken to a local hospital where she was treated for at least three bear bites and several cuts all over her body.

Frana was released from the hospital Sunday morning and is recovering at home, her husband said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: animalattack; attackbears; bear; bears; bearsattack; blackbear; maul; wildlife
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Didn't know there were bears in Florida. I figured there were too many people.

Wonder if some folks were feeding the bears since they usually try to avoid people.

1 posted on 04/13/2014 2:43:20 PM PDT by Darren McCarty
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To: Darren McCarty

The bears were eating her trash and she must have been wearing taming lotion or something that smelt better than the trash.

I saw a bumper sticker that said “A trash bear is a dead bear” meaning not to leave trash out.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 2:48:01 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Darren McCarty
Didn't know there were bears in Florida. I figured there were too many people.

Sheesh when did you grow up? Have you never heard of Gentle Ben?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061255/

3 posted on 04/13/2014 2:48:48 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Darren McCarty
There are certainly a lot of people in Florida, but there are enormous areas of wilderness. This is on the North side of Orlando, and it just so happens to be only a few miles away from a location named “Black Bear Wilderness Area” which is southeast of Ocala National Forest.
4 posted on 04/13/2014 2:52:04 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Darren McCarty

The problem we have here is that people think the bears are “cute.” I can’t tell you how many times people have posted pictures of the bears that they’ve spotted getting into the trash here in my neighborhood. I try to tell people - (1) do NOT leave your trash out overnight, and (2) if you see a bear, do everything in your power to scare the bear away. Yet people persist in watching the bears do this again and again. I swear I think some people are leaving the cans out as bait so that they can get a glimpse of a bear. Stupid, stupid, stupid!


5 posted on 04/13/2014 2:52:20 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Darren McCarty

6 posted on 04/13/2014 2:54:02 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Now why did they have to give the race of the bear?


7 posted on 04/13/2014 2:54:12 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: stylecouncilor

Bear ping....


8 posted on 04/13/2014 2:54:34 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Darren McCarty

“...Didn’t know there were bears in Florida...”
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There are bears all over the southeast.
We used to have a season on ‘em here in Georgia,
not sure if we do now or not.


9 posted on 04/13/2014 2:54:53 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Guess the bears wanted more than just a “pick-a-nick basket.”


10 posted on 04/13/2014 2:56:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Starstruck

OK, that’s funny right there. LOL


11 posted on 04/13/2014 2:56:09 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Darren McCarty

If I saw five bears eating trash in my driveway, I don’t think I’d go strolling up to them. She was lucky not to get hurt worse.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 2:56:40 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Darren McCarty

I live in the Florida Panhandle in a rural area. There are not a lot of bears in this area but I do occasionally see one.

A few years ago someone ran over one near here. They seem to have a bit of a problem with them in the Panama City area.


13 posted on 04/13/2014 2:57:35 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Darren McCarty
Didn't know there were bears in Florida. I figured there were too many people.

Oh my. You been vacationing on Mars or somewhere> :)

Do some searching.

A lot of Florida is overrun with bears - some people hardly dare leave their homes. But NO ONE is allowed to harm a bear. Their lives are more precious than humans. (Thank God her children got off on their bikes before the bear attack) p>Since no one is allowed to harm hem, they are totally unafraid of humans.

If these people had shooed this bear off - they probably would have faced fines for scaring him. (NOT a joke)

Live lin k n ext post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omLmhr3KD4M

14 posted on 04/13/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Darren McCarty

looking to buy something in that area and stay from basic residential,
This is a start


15 posted on 04/13/2014 2:57:53 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Darren McCarty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omLmhr3KD4M


16 posted on 04/13/2014 2:58:07 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: mountainlion

my first and most vivid account of bears was watching them from a car at the Old Forge garbage dump....they came out every night and people would just shine their headlights at them....of course that was back when people were cruel, mean spirited,square,and didn’t care about the bigger issues in life like the kardashians and their black boyfriends...


17 posted on 04/13/2014 2:59:38 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Mastador1

This story went national. I grew up in North Michigan, which is bear country.


18 posted on 04/13/2014 3:00:23 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: dfwgator

Bear & Man... Face to Face! {ORIGINAL VIDEO}
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jRTrRxamxQ


19 posted on 04/13/2014 3:00:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Darren McCarty

http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/hunting/bear/
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Georgia Bear Hunting Seasons:
Killing of females with cub(s) or bears under 75 pounds is prohibited.

Northern Bear Zone
In Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Dawson,
Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall,
Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Murray, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens,
Towns, Union, Walker, White, Whitfield Counties:
Archery: Sept. 14-Oct. 11
Primitive Weapons: Oct. 12-18
Firearms: Oct. 19-Dec. 1

Central Bear Zone
In Bibb, Houston, Twiggs Counties:
Firearms: Dec. 14

Southern Bear Zone
In Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Echols and Ware Counties:
Firearms: Sept. 26-28, Oct. 3-5, Oct. 10-12

Statewide Season Limit
Two; provided, however, that no more than one of which may be taken
from the Southern or Central Zones.
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I’m thinking ya’ gottta be pretty much of a bad ass to bow hunt for bears.


20 posted on 04/13/2014 3:02:46 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Mastador1

Misread your post. Born in the 70’s.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 3:03:33 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Repeal The 17th
I thought Black Bears were from Maine...


22 posted on 04/13/2014 3:03:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Darren McCarty

“Wonder if some folks were feeding the bears since they usually try to avoid people. “

I’m sandwiched between federal and state forests. The bears hide out there during the day and then raid garbage cans at night. There’s no such thing as a bear-proof garbage can. (Well, I suppose if you could buy a surplus tank that would work.) I don’t know of anybody who voluntarily feeds them. The cat always tells me when one is around. (Sweetie? Why are you under the bed?)


23 posted on 04/13/2014 3:04:17 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Darren McCarty
No! Bad Teddy! Mauling is not cool.
24 posted on 04/13/2014 3:06:19 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Repeal The 17th
I knew Georgia had bears in the mountains. My ex-girlfriend lives in the burbs, and occasionally Yogi wanders past Gainesville (GA).

The local paper down there had a bear accident make front page news on one of the days I visited.

25 posted on 04/13/2014 3:07:10 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty

Well we all have to live within our childhoods, few of look to the years before us.


26 posted on 04/13/2014 3:08:27 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Darren McCarty

My sister lives in Navarre, Fl. Her neighborhood backs up to a wooded area and there is a black bear that lives in there that is constantly getting into trash cans.


27 posted on 04/13/2014 3:11:32 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: dfwgator

Paul Kariya was a Black Bear.


28 posted on 04/13/2014 3:15:11 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Starstruck

Too funny.


29 posted on 04/13/2014 3:15:24 PM PDT by BlueCat
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To: RitchieAprile

Yes, Maine has a very good hockey program.


30 posted on 04/13/2014 3:16:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Darren McCarty

I live in the Atlanta suburbs, about half-way between Atlanta and Athens.
A (small) black bear was hit in traffic on I-85 near here
a few years back and it caused all kinds of uproar.
(the enviro whacko’s were weapin’ and wailin’
and gnashing their teeth)
They were more worried about the fate of the bear
than that of the injured humans.


31 posted on 04/13/2014 3:17:15 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Is this one of those times where they try to find the offending bear and kill it or relocate it? I hope they don’t have to kill it. People who live in this area should already know they are near bear habitats, unless the bears have just began to spread out. That’s possible if the area is in a drought.


32 posted on 04/13/2014 3:18:19 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Starstruck

Racist reporters! Couldn’t they have just said they were all dressed in dark fur coats?


33 posted on 04/13/2014 3:18:46 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mastador1

Grizzly Addams would have a few things to say about this.


34 posted on 04/13/2014 3:19:39 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Repeal The 17th

It’s like the dead trees that are mourned for by the eco-nuts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElJFYwRtrH4


35 posted on 04/13/2014 3:20:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Bunch of stupid hippies.


36 posted on 04/13/2014 3:22:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Darren McCarty
I keep bees. The disaster that one bear can bring to my bee yard is beyond description. It's not the honey they like. It's the bee larvae. Then the worst part is the bear can't see anymore from being stung in the face so bad it's eyes are swollen shut. Every 12 hours or so it keeps coming back until all your hives are torn to shreds. A $20,000 loss in a few hours.

30-06 and a back hoe. Three months of rain to wash all the dirt and wax mixed honey into the soil.

37 posted on 04/13/2014 3:23:14 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: lee martell
Grizzly Addams would have a few things to say about this.

If Haggerty was still on coke he'd of taken ALL the bears on at the same time!

38 posted on 04/13/2014 3:23:33 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

OMFG


39 posted on 04/13/2014 3:23:41 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Man!
WORST DAY EVER!!

I’d hate to have to grab my 45-70 whenever I took out the trash.


40 posted on 04/13/2014 3:24:59 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Darren McCarty

I have friends in that area. Ond day, napping ont the couch when a bear walked through the pool screen and intro the living room. My friend was “sniffed” awake and about shite him self.
The bear freaked too and ran deeper into the house.
It was a mess.
They think he smelled the BBQ grill by the pool used the previous day.
Nobody hurt thank goodness.


41 posted on 04/13/2014 3:26:40 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Darren McCarty
Didn't know there were bears in Florida. I figured there were too many people. ----------------------------------------------------------------- I've seen a lot of these signs in Florida. Smiley face
42 posted on 04/13/2014 3:27:04 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Repeal The 17th

There are bears all over the southeast.


There are a lot of bears in Alabama too. In north Mobile County, there are people that see them most every day in their neighborhoods.


43 posted on 04/13/2014 3:30:19 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Darren McCarty

A few years ago one showed up in the swimming pool of the Hard Rock Cafe. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-08-29/news/fl-black-bears-20100829_1_bear-protection-laurie-macdonald-deer-hunting


44 posted on 04/13/2014 3:30:23 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: cherry

“-————of course that was back when people were cruel, mean spirited,square,and didn’t care about the bigger issues in life like the kardashians and their black boyfriends...”

..

I remember those days. Thank God we’ve moved past all of that. :-)

.


45 posted on 04/13/2014 3:30:55 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Darren McCarty

From the report it appears she is not very bright, must be an Obama voter. Rule one, if you see a wild bear get away from it, go inside. She stood in the driveway and watched them, I’ll bet she was walking towards them wanting to get a better look or even taking pictures.

Wonder if she has pictures of being almost eaten by a bear


46 posted on 04/13/2014 3:31:17 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: DanielRedfoot
On a road trip from Vero Beach to Miami back when I went to school there we stopped on the side of the interstate to drain off some beer. As we were draining said beer in the bushes along the side of the road, we noticed we were doing so on a gigantic log that began to move. We were relieving ourselves on an alligator. He had to be twelve feet long and as big around as a garbage can.

Talk about going pee shy.............

There are big and nasty things in the state of Florida. Yankee voters are the least of them.

47 posted on 04/13/2014 3:32:01 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Darren McCarty

There are a lot of bears(and other creatures)up here,but they haven’t bothered me.I don’t put ANY rubbish out but if I had a problem,I’ve got The Solution!


48 posted on 04/13/2014 3:33:07 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Gen.Blather
I have a couple barrels & stands behind my place for spring bear; White people around here luv that marbled bear meat, but the Indians refuse to eat them. So the bear usually get active by late May and will live off what I feed them until the grasses come up. Usually get over 20 different bear hitting my barrels, get 200 game cam picts/24 hrs. Family all enjoys looking at cam picts. My kids have killed over 15 bear outta my stands last couple years, all with my 6.8 Stag; bear run 20yards, let out their bawl.

So by 2nd week of June, nobody wants to shoot bear anymore and I stop baiting my barrels. Dang bear follow my 4 wheeler trail 2 miles back to my house, wondering why I ain't feeding them no more, ha ha. They show up at the beginning of my wood lot trail in my back yard. Quite funny actually. My dogs go nuts and chase them off. After 3-4 days they stop showing up.

In ALaska, bear are considered dangerous pests and shot on site all year long when they come around people. WE can now bait grizzly bear also, but they stay up on summits for the most part.

Twice over the years, I've had yearling (150 lbers) blk bears put the sneak on me. Come in real slow front quarters down, butt high like a cat on a rabbit in cut hay field, ears going back and forth like nuts. I was able to wave & hollar the one off at 6-7 feet, second time it happened, I shot the bear quick.

If you have bears hanging around your house, it's time to start shooting every bear there for a couple weeks; clean them out before you have a problem like this lady did. I bet she'll start shooting every bear she sees now. I have a buddy who has been mauled twice by grizzly bear, all scarred up from neck to ankle. This guy hates bear, wants them extinct, shoots poisons, snares every bear he can.

49 posted on 04/13/2014 3:33:58 PM PDT by Eska
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To: Darren McCarty

If that was a mother bear and cubs, she is lucky to be alive.


50 posted on 04/13/2014 3:36:46 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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