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Bear Attacks Southwest Florida Man After Letting Dog Out For a Walk

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    Bear Attacks Man in SW Florida

    A man says he needed more than 40 stitches after he was attacked by a large bear when he let his dog outside his Naples home. (Published Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018)

    A man says he was letting his dog outside in Southwest Florida when a large bear attacked him.

    Andrew Meunier tells news outlets that he let his dog out of his Naples home about 11 p.m. Tuesday and spotted the 4-foot bear standing next to him when he stepped outside.

    Meunier said he struggled to get away and managed to get back through his front door.

    A 911 call revealed that Meunier suffered a minor facial laceration from the bear attack. He sought treatment at a local hospital and received 41 stitches.

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    "I'm just happy to be alive," Meunier said. "It could've been a totally different story."

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