One of the larger dogs runs up to the bear and is struck in the face several times by the larger animal. 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 clip then shows the teenager springing into action, running toward the bear and pushing the animal off the wall, before grabbing another dog named Wednesday and retreating inside.
As the teen and her pets enter the house, the brown bear can be seen trying to climb the wall again, next to a tree at the back of the garden.
While one user appreciated the length the dog owner went to protect her pets. "My cousin Hailey yeeted a bear off her fence today and saved her dogs".
According to Snopes, the video was viewed almost 10 million times in the first six hours after it was posted on TikTok.More news: Horror: Remains of 215 children found at Canadian school site
The Utah woman, only identified as Hailey, bravely runs towards the bear and, without any hesitation, pushes it off the wall.
The mother and daughter, however, also warned others not to push or shove wild bears, hoping this was the first and last time they had such an encounter. "How was your Memorial Day?!".
Hailey Morinico suffered a finger sprain when fighting off a bear. The video was posted on social media platforms by Hailey's cousin, Brenda.
The video attracted thousands of comments, with some people praising the woman while others pointing out that the bear was just trying to defend its babies.More news: Hancock: 'It took time to build the testing' for care homes
"I was in the mountains so that is actually really normal and it's summer so they always come now", explained Hailey in a video on her own account. "I have to protect the baby". "So I go over and look the bear in the eyes, and the first thing I think to do is push it. Push a bear, push an apex predator".
I didn't register in my head that it was a bear.
It was until Hailey went over to the dogs, she saw the bear. I just pushed her enough to make her lose her balance.More news: Facebook Reverses Course, Won't Ban Lab Virus Theory