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Napping dog gets woken up by a bear at the window
Talk about a rude awakening!
Elijah Chan
09.08.21

If there’s one video that shows what “rude awakening” means, we’re pretty sure this is it.

This dog gets to live one of our worst fears when we’re out camping and the crazy part is the dog is not even outdoors.


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This pooch was enjoying a good long nap when a burly brown figure shambled towards the glass door. When the dog noticed the shadow looming over his head, he turned his head up to see what was going on behind the only barrier that protected him.

Eye to eye, he stared at the creature.


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It was a small brown bear wandering in their yard. As the cogs in his head began to tick, the dog was trying to figure out if he was still dreaming or not.

“Is it a bear? Yes. Is it a dream? No. Am I in trouble? Well, that depends.” So when the dog finally patched up the entire situation, he quickly stood up and growled at the visitor.

The bear, in turn, turned away when it realized that the dog is very much awake at that point.

With a strong bellowing bark, the bear scuffled out of their yard in a terrified panic.


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This scary but hilarious encounter has garnered over a million views in just a few days. People were quick to find humor in the dog’s reaction, especially on how they literally saw the dog’s thinking process.

A commenter posted:

“It’s called “reaction delay”: he had to check if he had been eaten before launching his counterattack!”

While another one lauded the dog’s survival instincts:

“Imagine waking up, being stared at through the window by a bear. That dog reacted almost perfectly, not making any sudden movements until there was enough space to ninja flip and bark. What a bad way to wake up,”


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Indeed it was, and if you’re living in a suburban community near the wilderness, there’s a good chance that you’d find yourself in a similar situation.

In Missouri alone, sightings were noted in St. Louis’s Richmond Heights, Chesterfield, Wentzville, and more. Bear sightings are much more common in rural areas but urban edges are also seeing activity.


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In Maryland, Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington gets the lion’s share of encounters but the local wildland office says that it’s not a cause for concern.

Ohio, meanwhile, reported bear activity in Willoughby, Hudson, and Stow. Through all of these sightings, wildlife officers explain that migrations in the younger bear populations can be the main reason. Older bears push out the younger ones away from their territories. The juvenile ones then look for places where they can thrive. These journeys can take them far away from home and can give them a higher chance of stumbling into one of our yards.

Experts say that these bears are really not aware of how big they are so they won’t put up a fight.

Most of the time, they’re just looking for snacks and a patch of land where they can take a nap. Younger bears, like the one in this video, are scared of barking dogs and clapping hands.

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So if you see one just outside your glass door, you can always give a loud clap or raise your hands above your head. Just don’t let them catch you sleeping, though.

Watch how this dog hilariously reacts to a rude and bear-filled awakening.

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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