June 21, 2017 03:17 PM

This dog did not get the memo that bears are a big deal.

Not only are these wild animals large, they can also be dangerous, but the dog in this video either doesn’t know or doesn’t care.

What this pup named Maverick does know is that furry intruders are not allowed on his human’s property.

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So when a black bear wandered onto Maverick’s turf in Woodinville, Washington, he went into guard dog mode.

In the clip, you can see the 3-year-old Labrador continually bark the bear off the driveway, until the wild animal finally gets the message.

The canine’s brave reaction to the bear was caught on a home security camera.  Now, his owners — and the rest of us — can watch the heroics again and again.


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