FL BEAR ATTACK: ‘That bear was trying to kill me’

One moment, Susan Chalfant was enjoying a walk with her dogs in her secluded neighborhood in Seminole County.

Then next, she’s being mauled by a black bear.

A “highly-protective” female bear — a roughly 275-pound beast with three cubs and a diminished fear of humans — gnawed on her face during the terrifying attack a month ago, wildlife officers concluded in report released Tuesday.

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Chalfant, 54, was bitten several times in the face, head and neck by the animal in her gated subdivision off Markham Woods Road on Dec. 2 in the most severe bear attack on a human in Florida history.

“That bear was trying to kill me, it just kept coming,” Chalfant said in the report.

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