Woman Survives Bear Attack in Central Floridathe daily dish
A bear attacked a woman in Longwood, Fla., on Monday, but she is expected to recover from the injuries she sustained in the attack, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Susan Chalfant, 54, was out walking her dogs Monday night when a black bear attacked her. Chalfant suffered severe injuries to her face and head, but she escaped the bear and ran to a neighbor's house for help. She was brought to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Chalfant's dogs were unharmed.
Bear sightings are common in the area where the attack occurred. The bears live only a mile away, in the Wekiva River Buffer Conservation Area. Bear complaints in Florida more than doubled to 6,189 between 2007 and 2012 according to a recent analysis of a state wildlife database.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is continuing to search for the bear that attacked Chalfant and say they will keep looking until the bear is trapped.
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