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Viral Video: When a Bear Attacks Her Dogs, This Teenager Does the Unthinkable to Save Her Pets

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Generation Z is responsible for no shortage of viral videos, but a jaw-dropping clip of a Southern California girl pushing a bear off a wall might take the cake.

A 17-year-old girl from Bradbury, east of Los Angeles, was able to fight off a brown bear attempting to climb into her yard.

Brenda, a TikTok user with the handle @bakedlikepie, posted the footage from a home security camera this weekend, showing her cousin Hailey Morinico accomplishing the risky feat.

@bakedlikepieMy cousin Hailey yeeted a bear off her fence today and saved her dogs. How was your Memorial Day?! (WTF?!) #ohno #badass #brave #fight #bear♬ Oh No – Kreepa

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The adult bear is seen in the clip accompanied by two cubs, perched atop Morinico’s fence and swiping down at her barking dogs.

Morinico charges toward the bear, shoves it off the wall and grabs one of the dogs before running away.

Citlally Morinico spotlighted her daughter’s bravery on Instagram.

“Super human strength to save her dogs. My child did not even think she just ran to save them,” she said.

Bear sightings in the area are common, as Bradbury is near Angeles National Forest, but close encounters are not, according to KNBC-TV.

“I see the bear, it’s grabbing my dog, Valentina, and I have to run over there. She’s a baby,” Morinico told KTLA-TV.

“And the first thing I think to do is push the bear. And somehow it worked.”

However, the teenager warned others against taking the same action.

“Do not push bears,” she said.

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“Don’t do what I did. You might not have the same outcome.”

The clip comes shortly after a YouGov survey asked 1,224 American adults which animals they thought they could beat in a brawl.

Only 6 percent of women and 7 percent of men said they would be able to successfully take on a grizzly bear, the smallest percentage out of 33 animals listed.

While viral videos usually come and go in a short-lived blaze of glory, Hailey Morinico’s actions have certainly earned her a place in internet history.

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Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Orange County, California. His "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News, and has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Orange County, California. In 2017 as a school project, he founded YoungNotStupid.com, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News, and has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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