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Family Members Speak Out About Bear Attack On Florida Woman

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  Original Published: 4/15/2014

A Florida woman is recovering after being attacked by a bear who entered into her own garage and sifted through her garbage cans in search of food. John Davis spoke with the victim's family about the incident. "The bear actually had my wife's head in it's mouth and started to drag her to the woods," says Frank Frana, the victim's husband. Terri Frana's husband was prepared to go into more details but he was stopped by an FWC spokesperson, but he says the bear attack happened after his wife saw five bears outside their home, but she didn't see their two young children. "She continued to proceed down the driveway to look for our two little kids and one of the bears stood up, knocked her down and started to maul her," says Frank Frana. "She was able to eventually break away and run back into the house and she collapsed on the floor." And after hearing their mother screaming, her two young children came running from down the street where they were playing a few houses down. "So we when to the driveway, there was two bears," said Nicholas Frana, the victim's son. "So me and my sister, she was knocking on the front door and I went to the back porch door and I went in and I saw my mom on the floor." As FWC searches for the bear that attacked Mrs. Frana, the victim is recovering at home from bites to her head, arms, shoulder and upper thigh. "Thirty staples in her head," says Frank Frana. "Ten stiches in her head and several lacerations all over her body, claw marks on the back. But she's fine." "We've got claw marks," says Lenny Salberg of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. "We've got blood marks. We've got a lot of evidence right there, that we can take that we're going to put together that we should be able to match to this bear." The Florida Wildlife Commission says if they find the bear, the animal will be euthanized.

   
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