The swipe earned Meunier a nasty gash running along the entire left side of his face that required 41 stitches to close.
Meunier says he let his dog out around 11pm Wednesday night when he walked outside and saw a 4ft bear standing next to him. "That's what they were telling me last night in the ER", Meunier said.
Meunier has spotted bears in his neighborhood before, but had never been attacked.
Local residents have reported seeing a "mama bear and three children" in the area in recent months and believe they have come into the town from a nearby nature reserve.
The bears reportedly stand about 5 feet tall. "It was just as scary as you can imagine", Meunier.
"I'm just happy to be alive", Meunier said. "I tried to run and wasnt fast enough".
"It felt like somebody punched me". "I look like I got in a fight with Wolverine".
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Meunier had to be taken to the hospital for treatment after he suffered several cuts across his head and stomach.
Adding, 'It could've been a totally different story'. It was bad and she came downstairs wondering where I was...
FWC officers will also be searching for the bears in addition to setting up the traps.
The family of bears is a family of four, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Andree Meunier was attacked by a bear outside his Naples apartment.
It is the first recorded bear attack in South Florida since 1970, something Meunier finds a little humorous.