Skip to comments.Black Bear Mauls Florida Woman, Drags Her Out of Garage
Posted on 04/13/2014 8:17:48 PM PDT by kingattax
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."
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There are two things I never want to see in my backyard...a bear or an alligator. Looks like Florida residents deal with both.
As crazy as things get here...I think I’ll just stay put!
” - - - “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. - - - “
Yup: beware of Mama Bears.
“She walked to the patio area where there were five bears eating trash that they had pulled out of the garage, her husband said.”
Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb thing to do. Did she think they were tame or something?
There was an article in “Outdoor Life” a few years ago about bear attacks. Black bears kill more people than any other type and it is not even close.
Part of the reason is they are more closely located to large human populations and the other is people don’t realize just how deadly they can be.
As crazy as things get here...I think Ill just stay put!
Aw, come on, where else can you shop for a rug and luggage in your backyard?
City ppl that bought a mcmansion and know nothing about the local region. Cant leave garbage out in this area...
That made me laugh out loud!!!
Glad I could bring a smile to your face. Beats the heck out when it was posted earlier and we were referencing Gentle Ben and Grizzly Adams.
Hogs and gators and bears ....oh my!
Hah...made me smile. Good one.
People like her feed the bears or put their garbage out so the bears can get into it and then they wonder why they have a bear problem. I was raised in the mountains around black bears and have never, not even one time, had a problem with a wild black bear.
Garbage bears are always going to be a problem and must be destroyed.
Animal problems are almost always the results of stupid people. For these bears it is too late. Either now or later they will have to be killed.
There was a show set in Florida called “Gentle Ben” and I think that was a black bear. Dennis Weaver I believe was in the show as well.
Ya, it’s true, we were just discussing that up here in Grande Prairie. Most direct encounters with grizzlies don’t go well, it’s just more common to run into the blacks.
5 bears involved??
7 bears involved??
Was this gang activity??
I don’t know what kind of bear it was but Ripley’s Believe it or not, the old feature in newspapers, not the TV show reported a woman once outran a bear, throwing clothes off which the bear at each little turn would stop and smell. At least that’s what Ripley’s Believe it not wrote.
Strange things truly happen in FL.
For the heck of it, UDAP bear spray can be an interesting website to read: http://udap.com/