It was a wild scene in Bradbury, California this week when a bear and her two cubs climbed on top of a garden wall in a residential area. Hailey Morinico, 17, was gardening in her parents’ backyard when her dogs began barking at the bears. The cubs quickly retreated but the mother bear took a few swipes at the dogs. That’s when Hailey sprang into action.
The teenager rushed to protect her family’s pets, one of which is a service dog, and actually pushed the big bear off the wall into the neighboring property. Hailey said she is lucky to have walked away with just a sprained finger and a scraped knee. The dogs suffered only a few scratches. ABC News obtained the security camera video:
A 17-year-old wasted no time fending off a huge bear, pushing it off a wall, before it could get to dogs—including her mother's service dog—in her backyard. https://t.co/5rjCTRJ8uH pic.twitter.com/6dJ14fLy2y— ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2021