A brave teen fended off a protective mama bear who swatted at her family’s dogs in a California backyard, viral video shows.
Hailey Morinico, 17, risked life and limb by confronting 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 video clip posted Monday on Facebook shows.
The family’s four dogs initially darted toward the bear before Morinico dashed outside and shoved the animal off the wall just seconds after it swatted repeatedly at one pooch. The teen then grabbed one of the dogs and ran off to safety, the clip shows.
“My child [Hailey] just saved our dog with super human strength,” Morinico’s mother, Citlally Morinico, wrote on Facebook. “For me one of the scariest moments of my life.”
Security camera footage captured Hailey Moincio in the San Gabriel Valley as she confronts and shoves a bear with her cubs to save her dogs.BakedLikePie/Instagram