The bear attacked Meunier, swiping his face with its paw.
"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.
"He was right there", Meunier told WINK News.
It all came to pass Tuesday night, just on 11 p.m. when Meunier, a resident of Amberton Townhomes complex just east of Interstate 75, was making his strides when he noticed the 'surprise animal' standing next to him.
A swipe from a bear's paw is one of the most unsafe in the animal kingdom and Andy was left with a huge gash on his face which required 44 stitches. Florida Fish and Wildlife and Conservation officials said they will start setting traps and searching for bears in the Naples area. Meunier joked that it looked like he'd been attacked by the X-Men character Wolverine.
"Packers fan attacked by a bear".
He said he's seen bears in the area before, but Meunier is the first reported person ever to be attacked by a bear in South Florida.
FWC biologists say there are approximately 4,050 black bears in Florida.
"I don't care if this scars, or anything, I walked away with my life, and it could've been a whole lot worse", Meunier said. Neighbors believe that's what's drawing those bears in.
According to the Commission, " Almost 70% of all the calls received by FWC about bears concern bears being attracted into an area, typically getting into the trash or other human-provided foods, which is usually the reason for the bear being in the area". Though she was able to eventually escape, she sustained scrapes and cuts to her legs and face. "I did not expect this".