A California teenager is more courageous than most adults. A security camera at a family’s home in Bradbury was filming when it caught footage of 17-year-old Hailey Morinico facing off with a bear.
The video shows three dogs in the enclosed backyard getting agitated and barking at a mother bear and her cubs as they perched on a brick wall dividing the back yard from a neighbor’s property. The mother bear swats at the dogs as they approach. Then 17-year-old Moninico is seen running into the yard, shoving the bear off the wall, and gathering up the dogs to bring them inside.
Moninico told KLTA-TV she panicked when she saw the dangerous situation the dogs were in, and she made the snap-decision to push the bear off the wall. Luckily it worked, and she walked away with only a minor scratch, but she recommends others do not attempt the same thing.