Although this video is one of the few that demonstrates it, we all know that dogs can be some of the best protectors on earth. We can see how faithful our dogs may be in the video. In this instance, Bane, a pit bull, managed to repel one of North America’s biggest creatures. Was Bane scared of a beast that could kill him with a single swipe? In no way.
It all started when a woman decided to go hiking. Ashley Gribble is an enthusiastic hiker who resides in British Columbia, Canada. One day, she made the horrible discovery that a black bear was following her as she hiked along a trail connecting McQueen Lake and Isobel Lake. After an hour and a half of the journey, Gribble became aware of a bear standing 20 feet in front of her on the trail. It was a little puzzling because Ashley always made a point of making noise while she hiked to scare off bears.
She wrote on Facebook that she was constantly observing, listening, and making a lot of noise while trekking. You can usually hear us approaching because the dogs are constantly boisterous and barking. Near the end of Isobel Lake, as we were returning along a pond through some trees, a bear unexpectedly appeared about 5 feet in front of me. This bear had not been heard, seen, or sniffed by myself or any of the dogs. I was astounded by how near it was.
They started barking at the big beast in front of them, as dogs typically do. A Jack Russell terrier mix named Milka, one of the dogs started barking at the bear. The bear moved away and appeared to be done with the situation, as is customary. Strangely, the bear seemed to continue to follow them as they passed it before disappearing into the trees.
The bear emerged from the trees and started chasing them after another 30 minutes. The bear continued its pursuit despite being sprayed with bear spray in the face. Ashley collapsed to the ground while she was running after tripping. In a panic, Ashley braced herself for an assault.
Her pit bull suddenly leaped in front of her and blocked the bear’s attack. The bear grabbed her dog Bane and walked off in what appeared to be a scene from a nightmare. Bane was dropped, pinned, and bit across the back by the bear a few feet afar.
Ashley got to her feet, grabbed a wood, and ran over. The bear finally let go and fled away after beating it with the wood. Finally, the terrifying scene was done, and Bane proved to be a true hero!
Ashley reported: Bane sustained 26 punctures from claws and fangs. He has internal bruises and three drains. He is healing at home and getting better every day. He has a review appointment today. I am certain that the bear would have attacked me and most likely killed me if Bane had not jumped in front of me. My life was saved by him.