A central Florida woman's recovering after she's attacked by a bear.

The Lake Mary woman had gone into the garage to get her kid's bikes out.

One of 4 bears rummaging through trash attacked her, leaving her with cuts, bruises, scratches and 40 stitches.

The area is known to have black bears roaming freely in and around the neighborhoods -  Fish and Wildlife officials say public safety is their first concern so as a result of the attack they've put down 5 bears in the last 48 hours.

Bears are more active in Spring and are attracted to easy food sources like garbage cans and pet food trays left outside


(Photo:  Raymond Roig / 2013 AFP)