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Bear Attacks Florida Man as he lets dog out
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/12/2018 | J Hines

Posted on 02/12/2018 11:16:03 AM PST by w1n1

A Florida man Andy Meunier was taking his dog out for a walk when a bear attacked him. It was a short while after leaving his Naples home when he turned to see a black bear staring at him. Without warning, the bear attacked.

Neunier recalls, “Everything went in slow motion,” “Everything went in slow motion. It was just as scary as you can imagine,” Meunier told ABC affiliate WZVN. “It was standing in front of me and I tried to turn left real quick and get back in the house, and caught an uppercut from a brown, or a black, bear.”
Though the bear knocked him down, he managed to get out of there safely but with a gashed across his head that required 41 stitches.
Meunier stated he is no stranger to bears as he had seen them in his neighborhood before.
Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission stated this is the first recorded instance of a bear attacking a person in South Florida. All 15 other recorded instances occurred in the panhandle or in central Florida.
At this point Florida residents do not need to carry bear-defense guns but here are some pointers that residents can follow in case of an encounter:

Remain standing upright
-Speak to the bear in a calm, assertive voice
-Back up slowly toward a secure area, be sure you are leaving the bear a clear escape route
-Avoid direct eye contact—bears and other animals may view this as aggressive behavior. Read and see the rest of the video footage of bear attacks Florida man here.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: bear; bearattack; bears; blackbear; blackbears; blogpimp; flflfl; florida; naples; righttobeararms
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1 posted on 02/12/2018 11:16:03 AM PST by w1n1
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He let the Gas out!


2 posted on 02/12/2018 11:18:14 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

Dogs!


3 posted on 02/12/2018 11:18:58 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: w1n1

He made the mistake of leaving home without it- his firearm, that is.


4 posted on 02/12/2018 11:19:52 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: w1n1

here are some pointers that residents can follow in case of an encounter:
Remain standing upright
-Speak to the bear in a calm, assertive voice....like this....?

Holy “@#$*&()^%$ get the *&&%$#@$^&* out of here you &@#^%!+”


5 posted on 02/12/2018 11:22:11 AM PST by oust the louse (The LEFT has no principles, it only has goals! They are the party of death, cheating and taxes.)
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To: w1n1

Bears in Florida? Maybe a crocodile disguised as a bear?


6 posted on 02/12/2018 11:24:39 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: w1n1

Remain standing.
Quickly remove .44 magnum from holster.
Aim at bear.
Pull trigger.
Take out shovel.
Etc.


7 posted on 02/12/2018 11:25:06 AM PST by ZULU (Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - WC)
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To: w1n1

If he was killed with a gun on him, he would be called a big bear poacher and everyone would be cheering


8 posted on 02/12/2018 11:28:16 AM PST by conservative98
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To: Jim 0216

Dem swamps got bears, cats and snakes bigger than your car.


9 posted on 02/12/2018 11:28:32 AM PST by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: oust the louse
-Speak to the bear in a calm, assertive voice....like this....?

I've had quite a number of NBEs (Near Bear experiences). I'm to the point that I get ANGRY when I round the corner of my house and one is standing there. Normally, they hear me or flee the moment they see me. About 10 years ago, I was walking past the front corner of my house and a 500+ pound bear was not 5 feet from me to my left. If you know these bears, you realize the big fat males are lazy and don't really get too excited by much.

Anyway, I stopped, looked at him, raised my Arms "GET THE FLYING F#$K OUT OF HERE, YOU PIECE OF S#$t!!!" He didn't move, just clacked his teeth. It sent chills down my spine. I started to crouch Like I was going to leap, saying "MOVE IT YOU @#$". He turned slowly and walked away. My heart didn't slow for a good 20 minutes. heh.

10 posted on 02/12/2018 11:30:46 AM PST by Malsua
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To: Jim 0216

Lots of bears in Florida - not the first attack either ..


11 posted on 02/12/2018 11:33:16 AM PST by 11th_VA (People who deny reality often do not live to regret it.)
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To: w1n1

“Speak in a clear assertive voice”

Yeh I don’t think GTFO works too well the n bears. :-)


12 posted on 02/12/2018 11:33:17 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: w1n1

A few years ago, my brother lived where Naples meets the Everglades, and he got some pictures on a webcam of a black bear prowling outside his house at night. I wonder if this is the same bear?


13 posted on 02/12/2018 11:38:47 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: w1n1

If attacked by a blackie fight back

If attacked by grizzly play dead unless you’re Chuck Norris

Of course most grizzly bears know better about him


14 posted on 02/12/2018 11:39:10 AM PST by wardaddy (As a southerner I've never trusted the Grand Old Party.....any questions?)
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To: w1n1

was it a bear or a dogman? Bears in FL?


15 posted on 02/12/2018 11:39:23 AM PST by beergarden
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To: Malsua

Dittos to the NBE’s. I’m never outside up here without an appropriate firearm ready to go. If one gets me, at least I’ll go down swingin’!


16 posted on 02/12/2018 11:41:14 AM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy Mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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I’ve had three bear encounters the last couple of years hiking in the Smokies. One bear was literally around the corner, he heard us and he bolted into a rhododendron choked ravine. I literally froze and prayed the son of a gun was heading the other way. The second bear was on a switchback below us. He would stop when we stopped and kept walking when we did. I guess he finally got tired of the routine and just casually sauntered off into a deeper stand of hemlock trees across a creek. The third bear encounter was off trail back in October, he or she was way up in an oak tree. I guess trying to get acorns out. He seen us and scurried out of the tree and down the ravine.

Bears 1 and 3 moved so fast, you would have to be lighting quick with a firearm or bear spray if they turned on you. Bear 2 could have cared either way and got bored with us, which was a good thing obviously.

I will say that when you see the size and speed of these animals, you feel rather vulnerable holding a can of bear spray. But you if you are forced to use a firearm, good luck on landing a shot center mass on a charging, pissed off animal. If nothing else, firing a round usually scares the hell of them. My buddy and his girlfriend were hiking here in Kentucky and unknowingly got close to cubs and Mother bear. Mom got pissed and swatted the ground, bluff charged them twice. My buddy fired two rounds in front of her and she moved away, with cubs in tow.


17 posted on 02/12/2018 11:44:58 AM PST by BluegrassCardinal
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To: w1n1

Poor guy. That looks nasty. At least, the bear missed his eye.


18 posted on 02/12/2018 11:47:32 AM PST by Bigg Red (Francis is a Nincompope.)
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To: w1n1

Wonder what happened to his dog.


19 posted on 02/12/2018 11:49:20 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: w1n1; Impy

My bear runs away Kwik when he sees me

He knows I am trying to serve him wid eviction paper


20 posted on 02/12/2018 11:52:14 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (Committee to Re-Elect the President ( CREEP ))
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