It’s Not the Size of the Dog in the Fight…
...it's the size of the fight in the dog. It's an old adage, but old adages have a way of proving themselves to be true. Case in point, a little French bulldog puppy (named Jules) in California, who just couldn't allow a group of bears to hang around on her property.
From a story by UPI:
A California homeowner's security cameras were rolling when his 20-pound French bulldog chased a trio of bears off the family's property.
David Hernandez, whose Monrovia home is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, shared security camera footage of his French bulldog, Jules, intimidating two 100-pound yearling bears while their mother watched from off-camera.
The first video posted to YouTube shows Jules barking and snapping at the bears and chasing one of them over a fence surrounding the family's home. A second video from another perspective shows a bear colliding with a porch swing while fleeing from the canine.
Hernandez admits that he was surprised at the ferocity of his little pup:
"She wasn't having it, you're not coming in to her property," Hernandez told CBS Los Angeles. "She blew me away, couldn't believe that she turned into a wolverine."
Hernandez also says he's had to bear proof his house several times, and he's had to deal with neighbors who feed the bears, which just encourages more human/dog/bear interactions:
"It is a crime, you can do jail time if you're caught doing it. Some of my neighbors give them dog food in 25-pound bags," Hernandez said, "There's one lady in the neighborhood who actually makes them meatloaf."