NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral He’s brave, bear-y brave. A pit bull living in Golden Gate, Florida, chased away a big black bear that wandered onto his property recently, and someone with a camera phone caught it all on video. In the clip, the dog – a male pup named Miss Chevy […]

By Amy Jamieson
June 05, 2015 07:10 PM

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NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral
He’s brave, bear-y brave.

A pit bull living in Golden Gate, Florida, chased away a big black bear that wandered onto his property recently, and someone with a camera phone caught it all on video. In the clip, the dog – a male pup named Miss Chevy – comes within inches of a large black bear, barks ferociously and in turn, shoos the animal way.

The dog’s owner, Noe Garcia, told NBC 2 that bears and other animals like bobcats are a part of life in Golden Gate, so he wasn’t too surprised to see the pup protecting his territory.

“He fears that [the bear] is threatening the family or the property,” said Garcia. “So yeah, he does his job.”

Florida Fish and Wildlife told NBC 2 that bears are typically more scared than the pets. But beware: If a bear is already eating or is hungry, the animal could make a meal out of a family pet.

A few ways to keep bears from stopping by for a visit: keep garbage cans inside, feed your pets indoors and keep your pets on a leash whenever they’re outside.

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