LONGWOOD, Fla. -- Florida Fish and Wildlife said a female cub bear has been caught in a trap in Seminole County but they don’t believe it is the bear that attacked a woman Monday night.
The attack happened just after 8 p.m. on English Ivy Court in Longwood off Markham Woods Road, about a mile west of Wekiva Springs State Park and near a popular fitness trail.
Florida Fish and Wildlife said Susan Chalfant, 54, was able to get away and ran to a neighbor’s home who called 911. Seminole County Fire Rescue rushed Chalfant, who suffered facial wounds and heavy bleeding, to Orlando Regional Medical Center. The dogs were not hurt.
FWC has set up traps in the area to try and catch the bear.
Bear sightings are frequent in the neighborhood, which is located next to the Wekiva River conservation area. Hundreds of people bike, walk and run on the Wekiva fitness trail that runs right by where this attack happened.