Woman Mauled By Bear in Gated Community: 911 Call

Authorities are hoping to catch a bear that attacked a Florida mother while walking her dog.
3:00 | 12/04/13

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frightening bear attack in florida. A woman seriously injured when a black bear mauled her as she walked her dogs in a gated community. The hunt is on for the animal. And abc's steve osunsami has the story. A woman I think has been mauled by a bear. She's bleeding. She needs immediate help. Reporter: That's the 911 call capturing the moments after a bear knocked 54-year-old susan chapman to the ground. She was bleeded badly and ran to a neighbor's to call for help. How old is she? I can't tell. She's to bloody, I can't tell. My wife has towels wrapped around her head. She's applying pressure. She's moaning in pain. Rorter: Now, wildlife officials here are setting up a second and third trapping hoping to capture the bear that attacked the florida homeowner as she walked her dog monday night in this gated community. The paramedics are on their way. Hurry. Reporter: Neighbors told us they keep seeing bears from a nearby nature preserve, looking for an easy lunch in their backyards the these are a few of the pictures. Eva said she, too, was walking her dogs in june, when she came face-to-face with a hungry bear. She and the dogs were able to get inside. The bear circled. Snapping at our heels. Got up on her hind legs. Was foaming at the mouth. Reporter: Authorities are filling their traps with glazed doughnuts, irresistible to bears. When they catch this one, it will most likely meet its end. I would say it's a very good possibility it will be put down. Reporter: Experts say right now bears across the country are trying to fatten up for the winter. So, families near woods and wetlands where bears live need to stay alert. Wildlife officials say this is why they're strongly encouraging residents here to keep their pet food inside their homes. And also to make sure their garbage lids are locked tight. It's that time of year.

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