When Hailey Morinico observed a giant bear fighting with her family dogs from the top of a wall in their backyard in southern California, she didn't hesitate.

Bear Wall
(Photo : Screenshot from ABS News Youtube Channel )

The 17-year-old dashed outdoors, shoved the bear away, picked up the dogs, and returned to her home in Bradbury, east of Los Angeles.

Bear in the Backyard

The mother bear can be seen sitting on the wall, batting at a huge black dog on the ground, according to a home surveillance video published by ABC 7. Behind the bear, two bear pups can be seen as four smaller dogs yelp and scurry about the yard.

Morinico races at the animal, pushing the enormous bear off the wall with both hands and picking up one of the smaller dogs. She and the other dogs then bolt from the camera's view.

The bears cross a fence and invade a neighbor's yard.

According to the TV station, the adolescent had a little scrape, but she and all dogs are OK.

Morinico told local news station KCAL-TV, "Honestly, the only thing I had in mind was to defend my pets." The kid stated she just suffered a sprained finger and a skinned knee due to the incident, but she wouldn't urge others to follow her lead.

She told KCAL-TV, "Do not push bears and do not go near to bears." "You don't want to have bad luck. I simply happened to make it out alive."

Bradbury is a small town on the outskirts of the Angeles National Forest.

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Bear Encounters

Bear
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Seeing a bear in the wild is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone. While this is an exciting time, keep in mind that bears are wild animals that may be deadly. Their conduct might be erratic at times. Human assaults, albeit rare, have happened, resulting in significant injury and death. Each bear and each encounter are unique; there is no one-size-fits-all method to ensure safety in all scenarios. The majority of bear encounters result in no injuries. Following a few simple recommendations can assist in reducing the risk of harm. Your skill to quiet the bear might be crucial to your safety.

Keep Distance

Black Bear
(Photo : Jack Charles on Unsplash)

Some of the most crucial things you can do are keep your distance and avoid surprise bears. If they hear humans approaching, most bears will flee. Pay attention to your surroundings and make an extra effort to stand out if you're in an area where bears are known to congregate or where there's a rich food supply, such as berry bushes.

Act Accordingly

Grizzly Bear
(Photo : Jean Beaufort )

When a bear feels threatened, it may 'act' aggressively in response to the perceived threat. A mother bears with cubs, a bear guarding a food supply, or an unexpected encounter are examples of this. When a bear becomes aware of you, the closer you approach it, the more likely it is to respond defensively: it may snap its jaws or slap the ground with its front paw while blowing and snorting, and/or lunge or "bluff charge" toward you in an attempt to persuade you to go.

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