This is the astonishing moment a teenager pushes a bear off a fence to protect her dogs.
The surveillance footage which captured the moment is now going viral, and for good reason.
The brave girl is called Hailey, a 17 year old teenager from California who went round the house to see why her dogs were barking, only to find a bear sitting on the fence.
By the time she got around, the bear was clawing at one of her dogs.
So she acts on her fight response and pushes the bear down the other side of the fence before grabbing her dogs and hurrying inside the house.
The video was shared on Tiktok by Haileys cousin Brenda. Hailey comments on the video saying “I was in the mountains so that is actually really normal and it’s summer so they always come now.”
“This is our garden area and the dogs start barking, and I just thought they were barking at dogs, because they always bark at dogs and squirrels or whatever. 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’. By the time I get there, the bear is literally picking up one of my dogs,” Hailey added.
“I go over to the bear, I look it in the eyes, and the first thing I think to do is push it. Push a bear, push an apex predator. 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 dropped my dog and I ran out of there. I grabbed my other dog, I sprained my finger and scraped my knee, but we’re all OK,” she said.