Benjamin Turner, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Hailey Morinico, a 17-year-old from Southern California, pushes a bear off a wall to save her dogs.
The encounter was filmed from a surveillance camera.
She heard the family dogs barking in the backyard, then went outside to see a massive bear on a wall with her cubs. The teen shoved the bear off the wall, quickly picking up one of the dogs before running into the house.
“I was like ‘It’s an animal and it’s taking my child’ and I pushed the bear.”
Her mom, shocked when she saw the video, describing this as ”just horrifying to watch”.