Bear attacks Packers fan in southwest Florida

NAPLES, Fla. — A man says he was letting his dog outside in Florida when a large bear attacked him.

Andrew Meunier, who was wearing a Green Bay Packers T-shirt during media interviews, says he let his dog out of his 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.

“I’m just happy to be alive,” Meunier said. “It could’ve been a totally different story.”