New Jersey dog chases black bear off owner's property

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Sept. 11, 2017 at 1:17 PM
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Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man shared video of his dog chasing a bear away from his property -- and he says it's far from the first time.

The video, recorded earlier this month, shows Curry the dog chasing a black bear away from his owner's property, while the man shouts commands to make sure the dog doesn't get too close to the bear or run out of the man's range of vision.

"Most bears run or stroll quickly away or climb up a tree. Not this guy he's a slow mover. This is his second encounter with this bear and Curry wasn't going to let him stay," the man wrote.

The man said Curry has been driving bears away from his property for several years.

"He's been doing this for 5+ years. THIS IS HIS JOB," the man wrote. "We have kids and he has stopped a lot of bears, bears with cubs and coyotes from coming too close when the kids are out. He is always the first to see them, he has even tried a bobcat that got too close. This dog has saved my kids and a few others many times by being on guard."

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