After attack, officials kill 5 bears in Florida


Florida wildlife officials have killed five bears after an attack on a woman in the driveway outside her home.

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers say they shot one bear and euthanized four others Sunday night.

Forty-five-year-old Terri Frana was attacked by a large bear Saturday. Frana’s husband tells WFTV ( that the bear had his wife’s head in her mouth and dragged her about 4 feet (1.3 meters) toward a wooded area.

He says 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.

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