2021 is turning into the year we humans show the animal kingdom who’s boss. After seeing the proliferation of terrying beasts like tourist chasing hippos, mutant rabbits, flying snakes, and sex-crazed monkey gangs, we humans are just not going to take it anymore. Not even if our adversary is a freaking bear.
Following a dad going full hero mode on a bobcat atacking his family, and a 5-year-old girl staring another bobcat down until it leaves her backyard, our latest hero is a 17-year-old girl named Hailey.
Hailey was just hanging out at home in California on Memorial Day when she noticed her dogs carrying on, barking at something in the yard.
Turns out that something the pups were yapping at was a bear (and her cubs) that had climbed up on to the fence bordering the yard.
Footage of the encounter that was uploaded to TikTok on Monday by a woman named Brenda (@bakedlikepie) has gone viral with over 53 MILLION VIEWS.
“My cousin Hailey yeeted a bear off her fence today and saved her dogs. How was your Memorial Day?!” Brenda captioned the video that was taken from a security camera.
In the video, the bear can be seen grabbing one of the dogs just as Hailey enters the frame, rushing over, pushing the bear off the wall, grabbing one of the pups, and leading the rest back into the house.
A second copy of the video, sans musical accompaniment, has also been viewed another 1.5 million times.
It has also gone viral on Twitter, with numerous people adding their own twists, jokes, and comments.
Me watching the bear eat my dogs from the safety of my window. pic.twitter.com/xjsRz2Hq2D— Major (@skiprocks21) June 1, 2021
The whole family had smoke for the bears lmaoo even the lil dogs— Bria Celest (@55mmbae) June 1, 2021
The one dog who stayed inside:— 😈 Ekwensu Ocha 😈 (@ExtrFreeBurner) June 1, 2021
"y'all wanna fight a WHAT?" pic.twitter.com/BkoNTjejrO
The next door neighbor who's house they pushed the bear 🐻 to pic.twitter.com/LR0K2rWmFJ— ✌🇬🇭 (@pprahh) June 1, 2021
Shawty faded a bear for her dogs she definitely listened to Mystikal https://t.co/mkBEFkznVr— Johnnie Griffin IV (@CoachGriffin_4) June 1, 2021
The music for the bear swipes are perfect and on beat and then in comes Mystikal’s auntie to save the day !! https://t.co/qbmTqRAYQe— Ryan Cameron (@ryancameron) June 1, 2021
If It was Australia it would have been a three headed 10 foot spider that breathes fire
— Kingslayer (@Reagan34503122) June 1, 2021
Oh, by the way, this is Hailey.
What a boss.