A wild bear made itself at home in a Portage neighborhood, but he was no match for the family’s dog.
The family captured video as the two came face-to-face. It appears the bear was actually startled to see the dog, as she stands her ground and wins the face off.
The DNR says this sort of encounter is becoming more common in Wisconsin. Wardens say if you see a bear the best advice is to make a lot of noise. They even suggest taking a bell with you if you’re walking in the woods. They say just never turn your back and run.