Bear attacks Wisconsin man walking his dog in Florida apartment complex

12 January, 2018, 18:42 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • The Collier County Sheriff's Department says Andrew Meunier let his dog out at approximately 10 o'clock p.m. Wednesday

A swipe from a bear's paw is one of the most risky in the animal kingdom and Andy was left with a huge gash on his face which required 44 stitches.

It happened in Naples, Florida, while the man was letting his dog out late one night.

"I'm just hoping they relocate them because I do feel bad".

The bear attacked Meunier, swiping his face with its paw.

Meunier told WINK News he let his dog out around 11 p.m. when he walked outside and saw a 4-foot bear standing next to him. Neighbors say they have seen bears for months digging through trash cans in their yards. "It was just as scary as you can imagine", he told WZVN. 'And I tried to run but it wasn't fast enough'.

"It felt like somebody punched me".

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Meunier had to be taken to the hospital for treatment after he suffered several cuts across his head and stomach. "It wasn't until I got back inside, looked down at my hand and saw blood all over". "It could have been a totally different story".

Pictured, Andrew Meunier who survived a bear attack.While Andrew Meunier may have survived a bear attack, neighbors and locals are in fear and trepidation....

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is now attempting to capture the bear that attacked Meunier as well as any other bears in the area, the Palm Beach Post reported.

A promise to trap the bear and ward off further encroachment: But a realistic goal?

. 'And like I said, she's had three cubs around with her'.

WINK reports this is the first bear attack in South Florida since 1970.

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