A Teen Shoves A Bear To Save Her Family's Dogs

People on social media were amazed by her bravery and lauded her as a hero

Now, the insane moment captured on the surveillance camera is going viral online.

Video shared by the teen's family on social media shows the bears enter the backyard through a tree and walk along the family's brick wall.

In the clip, the bear and her cubs can be seen scaling a backyard wall as a larger black dog and several smaller dogs rush to the scene. I just pushed her enough to make her lose her balance, so she dropped my dog and I ran out of there.

A Southern California teen pushed a bear off a wall after it got into an encounter with the dogs at the family's home over the weekend.

"The bear was protecting her cubs, she was reacting to protect her cubs and the dogs of course were reacting to protect their territory", she said.

The teen's mother, Citally Morinico, called the incident one of the scariest moments in her life in a Facebook post. Praising her daughter, Hailey, for her superhuman strength, the mother added on Instagram, "My child did not even think, she just ran to save them". "By the time that the bear got pushed over, I was out of there with my other dog", she said. If you rewatch it, you'll see it grabbed one of the smaller dogs. "My cousin Hailey yeeted a bear off her fence today and saved her dogs". "And the first thing I think to do is push the bear. And somehow it worked".

The teenager said she escaped with only a sprained finger and a scraped knee but wouldn't advise anyone to follow her example.

The mother and daughter, however, also warned others not to push or shove wild bears, hoping this was the first and last time they had such an encounter.

Some people also expressed their concern for Hailey, with one saying: "That could've ended horribly and I'm glad that it didn't".

Another wrote: "She was probably just trying to protect her cubs".

People on Twitter hailed Hailey as a hero and there are a lot of tweets pouring in for her.

The bears are common in communities near their natural habitats, like Bradbury, and in urban areas where they are seen those bears "pretty much use it as their home range", she said.

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