Bear attacks Wisconsin man walking his dog in Florida apartment complex

Sucker maul Andrew Meunier let his dog out just before 10:30pm on Tuesday night at his home in Naples Florida

Sucker maul Andrew Meunier let his dog out just before 10:30pm on Tuesday night at his home in Naples Florida

Meunier was able to flee back to his home before the situation escalated, but not before he'd need 41 stitches to heal the deep gash the bear left across his face.

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

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Florida Fish and Wildlife says they are looking to place more secure trash bins into neighborhoods in order to prevent animals from getting into them. "That's what they were telling me last night in the ER", Meunier said. The commission advises residents to "stash that trash, scare that bear" in an effort to not attract bears to Florida neighborhoods.

Andrew Meunier suffered injuries to his face from the bear's attack, along with several cuts to his chest.

Offered Parrish, "We're going to keep trying to remove that bear".

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They've set traps to try to catch the bear.

"Any bear to me is big, but have to say this one here is probably between 250 to 300 pounds", Amerine said. It was very bad and she came downstairs wondering where I was...

But luck isn't the only reason there have been multiple bear sightings at this apartment complex near Gulf Coast High School.

According to ABC News, Andy Meunier had just opened the door to his Naples home to accommodate his dog when he turned and saw a bear staring him down. The FWC estimates that there are 4,050 bears in Florida with 1,040 in South Florida alone. Adult females normally weigh between 125 and 250 pounds.

The man said it was like he was literally in a boxing match with a bear.

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