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Saved By The Belle: Interview With Teen Who Protected Dogs From Bear

Teenager Haily Morinico risks her life to protect her dogs from a potential bear attack.

Hailey Morinico, 17, said she heard the family dogs barking in her Bradley, California backyard and saw a massive mama bear on a wall with her cubs. What happened next is why this Tik Tok video went viral. Via

“So this like is our garden back yard area, and they were there, and they start barking, our dogs, and I thought they were just barking at a dog, ’cause they always bark at dogs or squirrels or whatever, ’cause they’re dumb.

“But I go to tell them to stop, you know? And when I go over there to see what they’re barking at, I’m like: ‘That’s a funny-looking dog.’

“And by the time I get there, the bear is literally picking up one of my dogs. This dog — her name is Valentina, she is the baby. And as her slave, I have to protect her.

“So 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, man.”

The wild video is everywhere today, because.... teenage girl pushed a bear off the wall!

“Do not push bears,” she later told KTLA. “Don’t do what I did. You might not have the same outcome.”

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