The 17-year-old California girl who shoved a bear off a wall to save the family’s dogs in her backyard said in a new interview that she didn’t even realize what kind of animal she confronted at first.
“Honestly, I did not know it was a bear until right after I pushed it. It didn’t register in my head that it was a bear,” Hailey Morinico told ABC7.
“I was like, ‘It’s an animal, and it’s taking my child.’ I pushed the bear, and then I was like. ‘Oh my God, I just pushed a bear!’ Who in their right mind pushes a bear?” she added.
The brave teen confronted the brazen bruin as it perched with its cubs on top of a dividing wall in the town of Bradbury, near the Angeles National Forest, a viral video clip posted Monday on Facebook shows.
Her four pooches initially darted toward the bear before Morinico darted outside and shoved the beast off the