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What would you do in his place? We tell you everything. Aydee is a woman of Colombian nationality who was surprised by a black bear in the backyard of her house that attacked and injured her. It all happened on the night of Thursday, January 13, when he was walking with his dog in a residential area of ​​the town of DeBary, Florida. The days have passed and he recounted what he experienced in the midst of the controversy over the sacrifice of the animal. This is the story that generated various types of reactions in the United States and became .

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The affected suffered minor injuries, with scratches on the face, hands and back and was able to call 911 for help. A witness to the event also reported what happened to the Volusia County Police. In his call he stated that “the bear was not afraid of humans”.

The testimony of the woman attacked by black bear

“This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. Like you feel like you’re going to die. When I turn around I already have her on top. That is where the first hits me, I have it from up here to here”, narrated Aydee about the scratch he suffered and that marked him from the head to the left cheekbone.

in conversation with ‘Telemundo News’, broadcast in Instagram this January 20, the woman added that her pet “She got, I don’t know, hysterical. I let her go and run away.”.

The attack she thought would kill her

In the interview, the Colombian who lives in Florida gave more details of what happened at around nine o’clock at night in the backyard of her house. “I feel like it grabs me from behind, I’m facing the floor”.

She was able to be helped by a neighbor who was passing through the place who managed to chase away the black bear and call the authorities. The man also recorded with his cell phone the first images that are recorded of the woman’s condition after the incident.

“He screams, screams, screams and then I understand that she (the bear) ran after the neighbor. That’s where I can escape.”, added the affected person who affirmed “You feel like you’re going to die” living in such a situation.

Why was the animal sacrificed?

Special agents for wildlife control killed the black bear, as detailed . Officials of the Commission for the Conservation of Flora and Wildlife (FWC) of Florida and police of the cited county “they found an adult bear with her cubs in a nearby tree” to the scene of the events.

FWC personnel fired a tranquilizer dart at the animal and then euthanized it. The pups were released, as reported by the WKMG television channel.

This generated great controversy not only in the population of DeBary, in Florida, but also in social networks where some did not agree with the killing of the animal that it is presumed felt that its young were in danger.

On the Instagram account of ‘Telemundo News’ In the comments, users indicated that “They could have returned her to her habitat”, “They did not have to sacrifice her”, “It was no fault of that bear, she was defending her young”, “A very terrifying situation and thanks to the one above because nothing serious happened, but there was no no need to sacrifice the bear.”.

What to do in case of a bear attack?

After this case, Jaime Sajecki, leader of the Black Bear Project, in the Virginia Department of Game and Fish, pointed out that, in the face of the threat, one should not run because it can trigger a persecution response. It’s best to stay calm, back off slowly, and show dominance with loud noises and movements such as clapping. Also call 911 as soon as possible.

Specialists from the organization ‘BearWise’ compiled a series of tips to prevent black bear attacks and were on Telemundo’s ‘Hoy Día’. These include not leaving pet food out in the open so they can’t see or smell it; clean and store grills, as the smell can attract bears; alert neighbors about animal activity or if any are seen in the area.

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