The swipe earned Meunier a nasty gash running along the entire left side of his face that required 41 stitches to close.
Andrew Meunier let his dog out around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night when the animal quickly ran back inside his house, NBC 2 reports.
"Truthfully, I'm not sure how I got out alive", Meunier said. But before Meunier could react, he was attacked by the bear and knocked to the ground.
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"I turned like this to try to get back in and it just did one of these and I kind of flew that way and got myself together and somehow got in the door", said Meunier.
"I came outside and he was right there and I tried to run and it wasn't fast enough", said Meunier.
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He described the attack as "feeling like someone had punched me". "I look like I got in a fight with Wolverine".
Meunier was treated at a local hospital for cuts on his head and chest. "It could have been a totally different story". They have been seen rummaging through trash cans and knocking them over. 'And like I said, she's had three cubs around with her'.
Andree Meunier was attacked by a bear outside his Naples apartment.
The bears are not harmed by these traps.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has placed traps baited with doughnuts around the area in an attempt to catch the bear. The bear attack makes his the first recorded case of a human injury caused by a bear in south Florida.