For us humans, the majority of us would never even think about walking in the path of a massive bear, knowing that the creature could rip us to shreds at any given moment. Especially, if it’s a mother bear, and her cubs are close by.
But dogs, on the other hand? They’ll typically on take massive bears without even thinking twice.
I guess ignorance is bliss… until poor Fido gets mauled by a bear because he got a little too big for his britches.
We’ve seen it a few times already, like the golden retriever named “Pretty,” that fought off a brown bear at her home in Sitka, Alaska, and the seven-month-old puppy that scared off another brown bear in Romania.
And here we are with another example, with this one coming out of North Havervill, New Hampshire.
In the video, you can see a massive black bear sitting at the front door, and hanging out on the front porch.
However, the family’s farm dog doesn’t miss a beat, and runs out and barks at the bear for a while, going toe to toe with it. Staring the bear down, getting right its face and growling, this dog wasn’t having any of it.
And thankfully, black bears tend to back down from confrontation more easily than grizzlies.
The bear, who could make short work of the dog if it really wanted to, actually looks quite scared of the dog and decides it doesn’t want any of the big dog smoke.
According to the owner, the dog is known for protecting other animals on the farm, and is fearless from larger predators.
“Our farm dog, who protects the animals, is fearless of big bears.”
While black bears are the only bears found in new Hampshire, they are quite plentiful. It’s estimated that over 6,000 live in the state, and for one of the small states in the country, that actually makes the population quite dense.
Check it out:
Two Pigs Fight Off An Black Bear In Connecticut
I’ll tell ya what… pigs might like looks like they’re fat, dumb, piles of bacon, but it’s quite the opposite. They’re smart, they’re strong, and have that kind of “don’t quit” mentality that’s comes in handy when your life is on the line.
One black bear found that out the hard way…
According to NBC Connecticut, a black bear found its way into the pig pen at a New Milford, Connecticut, home, but the bear quickly found out that this wasn’t going to be an easy meal.
The two pigs, Hammy and Mary, fought valiantly and sent the bear running for the hills.
Homeowner Rebecca Shaw said Hammy is usually a bit of a wimp, but stepped up when he had to:
“I am very proud of them because Hammy, the little one especially, he’s afraid of his own shadow and the way he came charging out when he seen Mary tussling with the bear.
He was like ‘oh no, no way, get out.'”
Hammy brought the hammer down that punk-ass bear.
Backed him into a corner and chased him right outta there… not in my house.