NEW JERSEY- A dog has earned praise on social media for scaring off a hungry bear that was trying to attack a neighbour’s home.
The incident took place in in the town of Hewitt, some 72 kilometres northwest from New York City on Tuesday.
In a video shared by Mark Stinziano, a bear can be seen tearing down Stinziano's bird feeder before his neighbour Alan Tlusty’s dog Riley comes charging in from next door to scare off the bear.
The dog can be seen charging straight at the bear without fear and scaring it off.
Stinziano had written on Facebook, "My neighbour’s dog is getting a steak dinner next time I see him. He is an awesome pup that comes to check on the kids from time to time. Now he is keeping them safe!This was tonight in my backyard....Riley-1 Bear-0."