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Hero mum saves her toddler from black bear in her backyard (video)

Hero mum saves her toddler from black bear in her backyard (video)

A mum is going viral after she bravely saved her toddler from potentially getting mauled by a black bear in her backyard.

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A video of the harrowing moment was shared on TikTok and it has now gone viral.

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In the video, the toddler is seen leaving the safety of the house in Redmond, Washington, to waddle into the backyard where a black bear was scrambling on the wall.

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Upon realizing what was happening, the quick-thinking mom ran outside and grabbed her daughter back inside.

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“I was scared and started cussing like a sailor,” Samantha Martin told Storyful of the heart-stopping incident, which occurred outside their home in Redmond.

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She revealed that her young daughter Juniper had recently been reading an animal identification book and said that bears were her favorite animal.

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Hero mum saves her toddler from black bear in her backyard (video)

 

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So, when she saw the bear on the wall, she ran outside while excitedly squealing: “That’s a bear.”

 

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Speaking to Fox13, Samantha said: “It started running across the fence and she chased it. I just panicked. I didn’t really have a lot of thoughts in the moment so much as get the child and get back inside.”

 

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Samantha said she wasn’t afraid of the “little baby bear,” which ran off amid the commotion, but feared that the mother could’ve been lurking nearby.

 

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“I didn’t know where the mom was and didn’t know how she’d feel about two humans running towards her baby,” said Samantha.

 

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Samantha said she is now educating her child about wildlife.

 

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“I did tell her the bear was dangerous, and we’ve been watching National Geographic,” she said.

 

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She added that she plans to child-proof the patio door to prevent future incidents.

 

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Watch the video below.

 

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