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Californian teenager pushes bear off backyard wall to protect pet dogs

A teenager is lucky to have escaped with just a sprained finger after pushing away a mother bear to protect her pet dogs.

Californian resident Hailey was captured on CCTV coming face-to-face with the black bear, which had climbed along her backyard fence with its two cubs.

In a TikTok video, Hailey said she initially thought her dogs were barking at another dog or a squirrel.

"I go to tell them to stop, and when I go over there to see what they're barking at, I'm like 'that's a funny looking dog'," Hailey said.
The CCTV shows the two bear cubs scampering across the brick fence to escape the four barking dogs, while the mother bear starts to swipe at the pets.

Hailey then rushes towards the bear and shoves it off the wall.

"By the time I get there, the bear is literally picking up one of my dogs," Hailey said.

"I go over to the bear, I look it in the eyes and the first thing I think to do is push it.

"I don't think I pushed her that hard, I just pushed her enough to make her lose her balance.

"So she drops my dog and I run out of there."

Hailey said she sprained her finger and scraped her knee but her, and her pets, were "all OK".

A female black bear can weigh up to 80 kilograms


 

Squire

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It appears to me that the dogs and the woman were the aggressors and the bear was trying to protect its cubs.
 

pinkeye

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Looks like a Brown Bear to me.

Go girl .. magnificent example of why women feel responsible for their charges.

Even when they are just kids, and their charges are their pets.

I have thrown myself bodily into bad dogfights, to protect MY dog. Long time now, but really understand .. thought/consequences don't matter.. only the need to protect.
 

pinkeye

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It appears to me that the dogs and the woman were the aggressors and the bear was trying to protect its cubs.
The dogs were definitely going off at the bear.
Dogs do that sort of thing. Protect their property and their people.
But the dogs couldn't reach the bear or the cubs... but the Mother bear was keen to scoop up a morsel or two for her cubs.

No blame on either/////// BUT

Humans keep taking away habitat from wild animals... why would the bear even be there if it wasn't in need of a better place, or food for her cubs.
 

SethBullock

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Looks like a Brown Bear to me.

Go girl .. magnificent example of why women feel responsible for their charges.

Even when they are just kids, and their charges are their pets.

I have thrown myself bodily into bad dogfights, to protect MY dog. Long time now, but really understand .. thought/consequences don't matter.. only the need to protect.
I totally understand her reaction to the threat to her pets. Dogs and cats are good people. Better than most people, actually. I think of mine as full members of my family.
 

mothra

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I never understood why Americans think Australia is so dangerous. They've got fucking bears!
 

SethBullock

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I never understood why Americans think Australia is so dangerous. They've got fucking bears!
Lol, Mothra!

I think it's just perceptions, much of it fed by the media. Both ways.

We've got bears and mountain lions, coyotes and wolves. We have rattlesnakes and black widows. And, we've got Great White sharks patrolling our coasts.

And you in Australia ... Just stay out of the water. Period. In Australia, if you go into water other than your bathtub, something will sting you to death or tear you limb from limb and eat you for lunch.

On land, stay on the sidewalk. You have all kinds of spiders and snakes that are just waiting for some foolish human to go off the sidewalk. And gigantic spiders lurk everywhere, it seems. In your cars, on the walls of your house ...

Australia ... *shudder*
 

johnsmith

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I never understood why Americans think Australia is so dangerous. They've got fucking bears!
I agree .... give me redbacks and brown snakes over bears, cougar(the 4 legged kind) and wolves anyday.



Reminds me an incident in Romania ... one day wifey dearest says lets go see a 50 000yr old glacier on top of some mountain in the region we were touring. Me: 'Fine, how long is the trek' .. she says 'about an hour up the mountian'........ 3 hrs later I'm still asking 'are we there yet'. .:groan

anyway, on the way back down, following a dirt 'road', it's approaching dusk and we'd only recently left the glacier. .. I was thinking there is no way we're making it back to the car before dark so I ask wifey dearest ... 'are there any bears and wolves in these mountains' ... her reply .. 'of course'. So I asked her if she was mad wondering through a forest full of bear and wolves in the dark .... I ignored the road, which was meandering down the mountain in wide loops, and ran down (amazing how much energy you have adfter a day of hiking when you think a bears going to eat you) in a straight line ... 40 mins later we hit the road. Phew .... that was close. ... or the aussie tourist is a wuss. We're still debating that.

If we were married at that stage I would have been wondering if she was trying to do away with me:headscratcher1 to inherit all my riches ... but at that stage we were only engaged so the realist in me tells me that she must have lost track of her senses staring at my arse lovingly all the way up the mountain:tease
 

mothra

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Lol, Mothra!

I think it's just perceptions, much of it fed by the media. Both ways.

We've got bears and mountain lions, coyotes and wolves. We have rattlesnakes and black widows. And, we've got Great White sharks patrolling our coasts.

And you in Australia ... Just stay out of the water. Period. In Australia, if you go into water other than your bathtub, something will sting you to death or tear you limb from limb and eat you for lunch.

On land, stay on the sidewalk. You have all kinds of spiders and snakes that are just waiting for some foolish human to go off the sidewalk. And gigantic spiders lurk everywhere, it seems. In your cars, on the walls of your house ...

Australia ... *shudder*
Seriously Seth, i'd take our wildlife over your own. I mean bears, come on.

I hear you on the gigantic spiders though. They're just not being reasonable.
 

Texan

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We have coyotes behind my house every night. I've seen coyotes, wolves, cougars, several species of venomous snakes, skunks, feral hogs, and bobcats. We have alligators and a few jaguars in TX, and bears in other parts of the US. I would be most afraid of the cougars. (Jaguars are VERY rare.) A friend of my father in law heard a commotion outside his rural home. He got outside just in time to see a cougar jumping a 2m+ (7 ft) fence with a 20kg goat in his mouth. This was about 18 years ago, but it stuck with me.
 
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