A Florida woman is still recovering after her traumatic attack by a black bear this past weekend. Terri Frana, 44, said that she barely had any time to react to what was happening to her. She was attacked by a 200-pound bear on Saturday in her suburban, Florida home. Frana ended up needing 30 staples on her scalp and 10 stitches on her forehead.
“I saw this large bear charging at me," Frana said told NBC's Today show. “She opened her jaw and clamped down onto my head, and I could just hear her teeth marks going through my scalp.”
Her eldest son, Drew, found her and immediately called 911. Frana said that the only thing running through her head at the time were thoughts of her family. “I can't close my eyes and not think about it, see it, feel it, but that will go away in time — and I'm here," she said. “I'm here for my kids."
The bear was subsequently shot by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after it was aggressive toward officers who came to the scene of the crime. Frana’s neighborhood is near a state nature preserve, so they have had their share of bear run-ins, but nothing like this.
“Unfortunately, we just got too comfortable with them being around," she said.