In the video below, one bear’s quest to scrounge a quick meal off a bird feeder quickly ends when it is confronted by two bulldogs. Although the black bear briefly faces down the canines, it quickly decides that it has overstayed its welcome.

Bears generally have a natural fear of dogs and even the smallest breeds can chase away a bruin many times its size. Of course, this is not always the case. Especially aggressive males or females with cubs have been known to attack dogs without provocation, and this encounter could have easily taken a nasty turn.

Wildlife biologists advise keeping pets on a leash and otherwise properly separated from black bears, especially in areas where they are common. Proper garbage maintenance and bear-proof containers will help to keep bears away.

According to the video’s description, it was recorded in New Hampshire.

Image screenshot of video by Cue Foils on YouTube

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