Hailey Morinico operated on her instinct when she ran outside her home in Bradbury, California, to shove off a protective mama bear with her two cubs. As seen in a video captured on a security camera, the mama bear took a swipe at one of Hailey’s dogs. The bears had precariously balanced on the top of a low brick fence, heading toward a fruit tree in a private backyard.
A mama bear precariously balanced on the top of a low brick fence took a swipe at one of Hailey's dogs.
mickeymex -ViaHaving pushed the bear, 17-Year-Old Hailey picked up one of the dogs and guided others to run away from the danger. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, there is a bear, and it is taking my dog. It is lifting her off the ground, and if I don’t do something about it, who knows what might happen to her. I couldn’t fall asleep last night thinking of all the horrible possibilities that could have happened. Thankfully nothing did.” Hailey told TODAY.
But thankfully, the 17-Year-Old came to her dogs' rescue by pushing off the bear off the fence.
mickeymex -ViaIn a separate interview with CNN, Hailey stressed that she couldn’t let anything happen to the dog because she knows the pain would have been way too much for her mom to handle. She revealed making a move for her mom in particular while adding that a pretty good amount of force was enough for the mama bear to lose her balance and fall off to the other side.
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It's downright scary, but Hailey was able to save herself and her dogs.
mickeymex -ViaShe added: “Those few moments that I had, that’s what let me run away with my dogs and my life, really. Mom Citlally Morinico shared the clip to Facebook with a caption that reads: “My child Hailey Moriniconii just saved our dog with super human strength. For me, one of the scariest moments in life.” The bear has since been identified as a black bear, and reportedly, they are rare to see in California.
Similarly, The National Park Service has advised against pushing a bear as a scream or sudden movement might trigger an attack. It also recommended making oneself appear as big as possible to the bear by moving to higher ground. If the bear stays still, a person can then slowly walk away or sideways while keeping an eye on the bear.
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