(LAKE MARY, Fla.) — Officials with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Seminole County, Fla., are still on the lookout for a bear that attacked a woman inside her gated community last Saturday.
Terri Frana, who survived the mauling, was released from the hospital Sunday. Her treatment required 30 staples in the head from where the bear tried to carry her off into the woods. She said she managed to get free by punching and screaming at the animal while praying for it to let her go.
Meanwhile, wildlife officials said they killed five other bears in the area that apparently showed no fear when they came in contact with humans.
It’s unclear whether any of the bears that were put down was the one that went after Frana. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Greg Workman explained that officials are working under the assumption that the bear is still on the loose and won’t stop hunting it until they feel there is no longer a threat to people.
Frana was pounced on by the bear in a gated community northwest of Heathrow. There were other bears present at the time of the attack.
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