Bradbury California is on the edge of Angeles National Forest. That's bear country, so if you live there, you're probably going to have, "encounters."
Seventeen year old Hailey Morinico had one of those encounters on Memorial Day when a mama bear and her cubs were walking along the wall of her backyard. Her dogs started barking and one of them made a charge at the protective bear mother who took a swipe at him.
That's when Hailey charged out of the house and shoved the bear off the wall!
Hailey described the encounter in a TikTok post, "They started barking, our dogs, and I thought they were just barking at a dog because they always bark at dogs or squirrels or whatever, 'cause they're dumb," she adds. "But I go to tell them to stop, and when I go over there to see what they're barking at, I'm like, 'That's a funny-looking dog.'"
She says that by the time she got outside, the bear was "literally picking up" one of her family's smaller dogs. "Her name is Valentina. She is the baby," Morinico explains. "And as her slave, I have to protect her."
"So, I go over to the bear, and I look it in the eyes," she says. "And the first thing I think to do is push it, push an apex predator, man. To be honest, I don't think I pushed her that hard. I just pushed her enough to make her lose her balance. So, she drops my dog, and I run out of there."
She pushed an apex predator and lived to tell the tale!
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