Florida woman attacked by bear, officials say

(WESH) A Longwood, Florida woman is recovering after she was attacked by a bear while walking her dog Monday night.

Susan Chalfant, 54, told officials she was walking her dog near her home at about 8 p.m. when the bear attacked her.

According to Chalfant's family, her dogs got agitated on their walk and they turned around to head home.

Chalfant said she didn't see the bear until it knocked her over, her family said.

A Florida Fish & Wildlife bear biologist set up a trap in the yard where the bear was last seen, and two more traps were being set up Tuesday afternoon.

Wildlife officials said they would continue to stay at the subdivision until they trap the bear, and they will do a DNA test to make sure they have the right one.

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