A teenager in California, USA, is being hailed as a hero and her dogs' best friend.
17-year-old Hailey Morinico became famous overnight after a video of her fighting off a large bear to save her dogs went viral.
The video shows a giant mother bear and two cubs walking on top of a wall when several dogs charge towards them. As the dogs come dangerously close to the bear during the encounter, the quick-thinking girl runs up and pushes the bear off the wall.
In this window of opportunity, Hailey quickly moves her dogs away from the area.
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"I run to see what they're barking at, and it's not a dog — it's a bear," Hailey told KTLA.
"I see the bear, it's grabbing my dog, Valentina, and I have to run over there. She's a baby.
"And the first thing I think to do is push the bear. And somehow, it worked."
Fortunately, Hailiey was able to escape the incident with just a sprained finger and scraped knee.
But she has a word of caution for others.
"Do not push bears," she told KTLA.
"Don't do what I did. You might not have the same outcome."