A 17-year-old Southern California girl got in a shoving match with a bear to protect her dogs and walked away almost unscathed. Now, the insane moment captured on the surveillance camera is going viral online.
A video showing Hailey Morinico battling a bear in the backyard of her Bradbury home is going viral and she's winning a million hearts across the country and globally as she's one of the biggest trends on Twitter on Tuesday, June 1. Surveillance video captured the bear and her two cubs ambling along when the dogs got wind of them and approached, barking, causing the cubs to run and their mother to start swiping at the dogs in an effort to keep them away from her little ones. The caption of the video read, "My cousin Hailey yeeted a bear off her fence today and saved her dogs". The teenager immediately came charging from inside the house and without a thought pushed the bear off the wall after which she quickly signaled her dogs to run for cover. "Do not push bears". But as we've seen you simply can not underestimate a mama bear, even when that bear is a human. "And to be honest, I don't think I pushed her that hard, just enough to make her lose her balance, so she drops my dog and I run out of there!"
A 17-year-old saved their dogs from a bear, by running over to it and pushing it off a fence. Amid the chaos, the bear can be seen grabbing one of the smaller dogs, just as cousin Hailey rushes out.
Morinico is then seen corralling her dogs inside as the bear scurries away.
"I go over to the bear, I look it in the eyes and the first thing I think to do is push it. Push a bear, push an apex predator. And somehow it worked", she told the local news outlet. "I grabbed my other dog, I sprained my finger and scraped my knee, but we're all OK", she said. "Don't do what I did, you might not have the same outcome", the girl said.
"SHE SHOVED A BEAR", aptly exclaimed one user in all-caps, while others had similar sentiments.
People, including celebrities on social media were amazed by her bravery and lauded her as a hero. Many shared that they would have been scared to even approach a mother bear with her cubs as they are very aggressive in nature.