Bear Bit Fla. Woman In Face During Attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman did everything she should do when confronted by a bear but the animal still attacked her, biting her face.

Wildlife officials released a report Tuesday about the confrontation earlier this month between the bear and Susan Chalfant. The report says the bear cut off Chalfant’s escape route, knocked her down and also swiped at one of the two dogs she was walking.

The report says Chalfant did everything humans are advised to do when confronting a bear. She stood her ground and raised her arms to look bigger before backing up.

Once attacked, she fought back, trying to hit and gouge the bear’s eyes.

Two other bears were euthanized on suspicions that they may have been responsible.

The responsible bear was later captured with two cubs.

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