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Bear Attack


For immediate release: December 4, 2014
Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-239-2763
Bear bites Lake Mary woman; FWC on scene

This morning, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is responding to an incident where a bear bit a Lake Mary woman on her upper arm. The incident happened the evening of Dec. 3.

The woman was walking her dog at the time of the incident. The dog caused the woman to fall down when it pulled on its leash to pursue a bear. The bear bit the woman on the arm and then left. Family members transported the woman to Central Florida Regional Medical Center. The dog was uninjured.

FWC law enforcement officers and biologists immediately responded to the scene. They will remain in the area and continue trapping efforts until the situation is resolved.

The FWC reminds residents in this area to be aware of their surroundings and always supervise pets and children while outdoors. The FWC relies on residents to report threatening bear behavior. Residents should contact the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) to report any threatening bear activity.