Transcript for Bear Attack in Florida Community
Next, a growing problem in part of this country. Bears. Tonight, a very close call. A wife checking on a noise in her garage, dragged by a bear several feet, narrowly escaping with her life. Linzie Janis reporting in. Reporter: It was just getting dark last night when 45-year-old mom Terri frana went out to investigate a noise in her garage. What followed was terrifying. The bear had my wife's head in its mouth and started to drag her towards the woods. Reporter: Frana managed to escape to the safety of her house where her husband called for help. She received bite wounds to the head. Bite wounds to the arms, shoulder, and upper T per thigh area. Reporter: She was released from a local hospital early this morning after getting 40 staples to her head. The attack came just ten miles from where another woman was attacked while walking her dogs last December. A woman's I think been mauled by a bear. She's bleeding she needs immediate help. Reporter: In the last five years, complaints from Florida residents have doubled to nearly 6,200 sightings a year. Bear experts say always assume a bear will become aggressive. A lesson teenager Abigail Weatherall learned the hard way, while she was out jogging last summer. Put me down on the ground and started, like, scraping me and clawing me. I thought, oh, my gosh, this is it. I'm not going to live. Reporter: And what was going through her mind? I heard you should play dead. That's what I did. Reporter: Abbey luwas lucky to survive. Police say everyone should know a few basic rules. Bears actually eat dead animals. You don't want to play dead. Make a lot of noise. Never try to outrun them. They'll outrun you and outclimb you. Reporter: Today, wildlife teams are out trying to find the bear involved in this attack. If they find the right bear, it will be put down. Linzie Janis, ABC news. In California tonight, new
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