A teenager saved her family dogs by shoving a bear off the fence of her home in California, a viral video posted by the girl’s mother showed.
“My child Hailey Moriniconiconii just saved our dog with super human strength. For me one of the scariest moments in life,” Citlally Morinico captioned the video on Facebook.
The incident started when a mama bear and her baby cubs were walking across a fence then four dogs ran towards them while barking.
The bear is then seen in the video trying to reach for one of the dogs, but the 17-year-old ran and pushed the bear off the fence, grabbed the dog and they all hurried inside.
The teen later described the incident in a viral TikTok video saying what happened was “normal” because she lives in a mountain area. She also said her dogs always bark at other dogs so this time she went outside to make them stop.
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“And when I go over there to see what they’re barking at I’m, like, that’s a funny looking dog,” Hailey said in her video. “And by the time I get there, the bear is literally like taking up one of my dogs.”
She also said she pushed the bear hard enough to make it lose its balance but not to hurt it.
Hailey sustained an injury to her knee and sprained her finger, but the dogs were unharmed in the incident.
According to one local media report, the viral video has been viewed 40 million times across all social media platforms.