What would be the logical thing to do when you see a black bear (yes, some black bears have brown hair) crawling on your wall fence with her cubs? You get the hell out of there and lock the doors tight. You ready your smartphone for some pictures while the adrenaline pumps in you in case they break in.
But this teen girl RAN OUT to save her dogs when a bear suddenly climbed her wall fence.
17-year-old Hailey Moriniconiconii rushed out of her home when her dogs, who were barking at the uninvited guests, were engaging with the wildlife appearance. Sharing the event, Hailey’s mother, Citlally Morinico, wrote on Facebook, “My child Hailey Moriniconiconii just saved our dog with superhuman strength. For me, one of the scariest moments in life.”
Speaking to CNN, her mother poured out her heart, “It’s horrifying to see your daughter approach a huge bear and just thinking that the bear could have swiped at her face and we would be having another kind of news today.”
Now, we’d like to warn people that obviously, the safest thing to do when you see a mama bear with cubs, you get the hell out of their way. Lock the doors to your home (and car!). You can call animal control for help if the need arises. But most of the time, they’ll leave by themselves when they’re done.
She explained the reason she bravely ran out and yeeted the bear off the fence on TikTok.
The teen girl told TODAY, “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.”
“So I go over to the bear. I look at it in the eyes, and the first thing I think to do is push it. Push a bear, push an apex predator, man. And 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 lives in the mountains of Cali, and bear sightings are common. Thankfully, both the dogs and bears are safe, with only minor scratches on the black dog!
Do not do what she did. That was pure adrenaline rush from her as she was focused on protecting her dogs. She wrote in one of her replies that she did not realize what she was doing until she saw the bear fell to the other side of the wall.