Fla. Woman Seriously Injured In Rare Bear Attack

Fla_bear_attack_2013Florida officials searched a gated community for a black bear that attacked a mother, who was hospitalized and underwent emergency surgery for her injuries.

The Longwood, Fla., woman was attacked at 8:05 p.m. Monday as she was walking her dogs in a subdivision, Seminole County Fire Rescue Lt. Alisa Keyes told ABC News. The unidentified woman was able to break free and run to a nearby residence where a neighbor called 911.

She was alert and oriented but had suffered serious undisclosed injuries, Keyes said. The woman was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center and her condition was not known.

The attack took place within about a mile of the Wekiva River basin, which is known as a bear habitat.

Although it’s a wooded area and there have been several bear sightings, Keyes says this is the first full-fledged attack by a bear on a human she’s ever heard of in the state.

Source: Yahoo News