Man Steps Outside, Finds Bear Standing Next To Him

Man Steps Outside, Finds Bear Standing Next To Him

"It was just as scary as you can imagine", Meunier told ABC affiliate WZVN. "I tried to run and wasnt fast enough".

"I feel like I got in a fight with Wolverine", said Meunier.

Meunier says the bear which hit him was five foot tall and there were two others in his garden too.

At the time, Meunier remarked upon his dog 'suddenly' running back inside, seconds later it became clear to the dog walker why that may have been the case.

The attack left an 8-inch gash across his forehead and down his right cheek that required 41 stitches, according to WINK. "It could've been a totally different story".

Meunier says the bear's claws almost ripped open his face.

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Andrew Meunier say around 11:00 p.m. he chose to let his small dog out of his apartment.

Several neighbors tell Fox 4 they've seen a mama bear and her cubs roaming around the complex. 'And like I said, she's had three cubs around with her'.

The bears are not harmed by these traps.

The bear was not a stranger to him. The bear attack makes his the first recorded case of a human injury caused by a bear in south Florida.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers were in the neighborhood on Wednesday setting traps hoping to catch the bear before it attacks another person.

Welcome to the ongoing dilemma, where bears are now finding themselves forced to "explore" man's own backyard, as its own natural habitat continues to be eradicated with man's passing over-reach....

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