The teenage girl was seen in the video to come to the rescue of her dogs from a bear, fighting off the mother bear
Speaking to CNN, the teenage girl, Hailey Morinico talked about the instinctive decision to run towards the bear and push it off her garden wall to prevent it from attacking her dogs.
“Honestly, there was nothing really going through my mind, except that I had to protect my dogs,” she told CNN.
She said when she saw her smallest dog Valentine literally leave the ground in the bear’s paw she knew “I had to do what I had to do.”
She added: “So I knelt down and had about 2 seconds to think, and the first thing that popped into my head was to push the bear off the ledge.”
Her mother, Citlally Morinico, who was out gardening in the back yard with her daughter when the incident occurred, told ABC7 she can barely look at the video.
“I just break down every time I see (it),” she said. “It’s just horrifying to watch.”
Watch the teenager fighting off the bear video below;
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