eating her garbage. One attacked her, biting her head. The bear tried to drag Frana away but she escaped into the house.
She also sustained bite marks to the arm and leg and claw marks on her back. She required 30 staples and 10 stitches to close the wounds to her head. Frana is expected to make a full recovery.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said the bite and claw marks may help them to identify the aggressive bear, which they will euthanize if they are successful in trapping it.
The attack occurred in the same day the FWC issued a warning that mother bears and cubs would become more active with the coming of spring weather. As human populations expand in central Florida, conflicts between people and bears are on the rise. Lake Mary is in Seminole County, which recorded 44 bear nuisance reports last year.