Skip to comments.Bear Attacks Florida Man as he lets dog out
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 contactbears and other animals may view this as aggressive behavior. Read and see the rest of the video footage of bear attacks Florida man here.
He let the Gas out!
He made the mistake of leaving home without it- his firearm, that is.
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 &@#^%!+”
Bears in Florida? Maybe a crocodile disguised as a bear?
Quickly remove .44 magnum from holster.
Aim at bear.
Take out shovel.
If he was killed with a gun on him, he would be called a big bear poacher and everyone would be cheering
Dem swamps got bears, cats and snakes bigger than your car.
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.
Lots of bears in Florida - not the first attack either ..
“Speak in a clear assertive voice”
Yeh I don’t think GTFO works too well the n bears. :-)
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?
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
was it a bear or a dogman? Bears in FL?
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’!
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.
Poor guy. That looks nasty. At least, the bear missed his eye.
Wonder what happened to his dog.
My bear runs away Kwik when he sees me
He knows I am trying to serve him wid eviction paper
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