Tiny dog chases bear out of New Jersey home
Joe, a 6-pound Yorkshire Terrier, isn't afraid of a bear that entered its owner's house uninvited.
Deborah Epstein was sitting on the porch of her New Jersey home on Tuesday recovering from a recent car accident, when the phone rang. She went inside to get it, leaving the door open.
While she was talking, she heard her 6-pound Yorkshire Terrier, Joe, barking furiously. That’s when Epstein turned around and saw a bear in her house. When the animal thought it would help itself to the dog’s food, Joe stepped in.
“Basically, the bear was heading for his food dish bowl, and you don’t touch Joe’s food dish bowl. And he actually got the bear to turn around and chased him out the door,” Epstein said. “I saved him from the pound, and he saved me from a bear. We’re even.”
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Photo: Joe the Yorkie may be little, but he managed to scare a big bear from his owner's home. / CBS New York
Joe is so cute. Hope the bear told his friend's to stay away from that house!
My poor dog would have tried to play with the bear! She's supposed to be a hunting dog, but apparently didn't get the memo... lol
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