Dog chases away bear

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Video: Fearless Dog Chases Bear From Neighbor's Yard

July 11, 2019 - 9:49 am

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- Man's best friend is getting rewarded for chasing off a black bear in New Jersey.

Mark Stinziano says his home security camera caught his neighbor's dog race into his backyard in West Milford as a black bear was snacking on a bird feeder on Tuesday night.

The dog named, Riley, body slammed the bear, startling it and sending the bruin running. 

Stinziano, who tells WABC-TV that the dog also checks on his kids when they're playing in the pool, is promising to give Riley a steak as a reward.