Viral Teen Who Shoved Bear to Protect Dogs Shares What Happened


Credit: CITLALLY AND HAILEY MORINICO/ OAWRS Zoom

If you've been on the internet this week, you likely came across the wild video of the teen shoving a bear out of her backyard to protect her dogs. The teen, Hailey Morinico and her mom, Citlally, joined Ryan Seacrest on-air on Thursday, June 3, and shared just exactly what happened and Hailey's thought process when it came to saving her dogs.

In the surveillance video that's now gone viral, a mama bear and two cubs walk along a brick wall in the teen’s backyard. Three of the family’s dogs start barking at them when the cubs leave while the mom bear starts swatting at the dogs. You then see Hailey run towards the bear and shove her off the wall!

So, what went through her mind? Was she scared? Would she do it again? Also, the bear came back today!

Listen back to Hailey's chat with Seacrest above! What would you have done? Sound off on social @OnAirWithRyan