You might think there is nothing more protective than a mother bear, but never underestimate how far a dog girl will go to protect her beloved fillets.
Such was the case with 17-year-old Hailey Morinico of Bradbury, Calif., This Memorial Day weekend when she went on reckless mode to save her family’s pets.
A home video shows a giant brown bear, accompanied by her two cubs, jumping on a ledge in the backyard of Morinico’s family. But before the bear can cross the barrier and enter the yard, the family dogs flock to bark at the bear.
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In the terrifying clip, the bear starts beating the dogs as if to attack when the girl walks in and pokes the bear from the other side of the ledge while frantically leading the dogs inside.
My cousin Hailey took a bear off her fence today and saved her dogs. How was your Memorial Day ?! (WTF?!) ## ohno ## badass ## brave ## fight ## wear
♬ Oh no – Kreepa
The video was posted on TikTok by Morinico’s cousin Brenda López Rincón and has since gone viral, garnering more than 9 million likes and 736,000 shares.
“My cousin Hailey pulled a bear from her fence today and saved her dogs,” it says cheekily. “How was your Memorial Day?”
Users were stunned in the comments section, praising Morinico’s bravery and “mom instinct”.
“She literally became a superwoman right away,” wrote one user.
“Both mothers are just protecting their babies,” said another.
Morinico posted his own TikTok in a “storytime” format explaining the incident in his own words and telling viewers that his dogs were lounging in the back yard of the house when they started barking.
Reply to @cynthiaromeroo ## greenscreen STORY TIME ABOUT THE BEAR If you have any questions I’ll answer in the comments 🙂
Original sound – Secks Haver
“When I went to see what they were barking at, I thought it was a weird looking dog,” he joked of the bear.
When he got to where the bear was, he said, he was already picking up his dog Valentina, whom he describes as “the baby”.
“Look [al oso] in the eyes and the first thing I thought to do is poke him, ”she said of her instinctive action.
Morinico says he sprained his finger during the debacle.
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“You definitely saved Valentina’s life,” praised someone. “You are really amazing.”
It is estimated that there are around 40 bear attacks worldwide each year.