Woman describes moment a mother bear attacked her while she was walking her dog – WFTV

DEBARY, Fla. — A Central Florida woman said a bear attacked her while she was walking her dog Thursday night.

Neighbors seeing the attack sprung into action to help him.

The woman spent most of the night hours in the hospital recovering from the bear attack.

The attack happened around 8:30 p.m. on Coronado Road not far from 1792 in Debary.

Watch the body camera video after the bear attack here:

Channel 9 spoke to the woman and her neighbor who witnessed the aftermath of the attack.

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The neighbor said the bears were hanging out in that tree right outside his house.

They managed to scare him away, but unfortunately his neighbor was not so lucky.

Scratches from the bear attack were seen on the woman’s face. She also said she twisted her ankle and had a concussion.

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The woman said she had just walked her dog when the bear rushed towards her.

Neighbor Awston Kennedy heard the woman’s screams and looked out the window to see what was happening.

He said Florida Fish and Wildlife tranquilized the bear. The bear then fell from the tree.

FWC officers said they had to put down the bear, a mother bear, but not her three yearlings.

Officials said no attempt was made to capture the yearlings because the 100-pound bears are old enough to survive on their own.

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FWC said anyone who feels threatened by a bear; sees a sick, injured, dead or orphaned bear; or who needs to report someone who is intentionally harming bears or feeding them can call the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).

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