BRADBURY, Calif. (CBSLA) — This Memorial Day will be hard to forget for one teenager who fought off a bear to protect her dogs outside a Southern California home.
Video of the encounter was posted by the girl’s cousin, Citlally Morinico, to Instagram.
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The video starts with a mother bear and two cubs casually walking from under a tree along the top of a block wall, before several dogs run up barking. A large black dog fearlessly confronts the mother bear, who swats back three times as her cubs scramble away. Three smaller dogs continue to bark at the bear, and one nearly gets caught by one of the bear’s paws.
That’s when the girl runs up and pushes the bear. She falls to her knees from the effort, but also causes the bear to lose its balance from the top of the wall.
The girl then picks up one of the dogs, …