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This protective daddy was as angry as a bear.
A video of a man hitting a bear in an attempt to save his family while walking their dogs has gone viral.
In the clip, which reached 6.2 million on TikTokAnthony Mooren, initially startled by the bear’s presence, yells at the furry intruder as he tries to keep his dog away.
The confrontation ended pretty soon after Mooren started making loud thumping noises – then hit the bear, causing the animal to retreat.
“Go back, go back,” Mooren said just before punching the bear in the face.
It is currently unknown what type of bear they encountered. The Post contacted Mooren for comment.
Several commentators joked about the incredible showdown.
“Dude said to call an ambulance, but not for me,” said one user.
“Grandpa can you tell me the story of the ’22 hit,” joked another.
“Right now I’m more afraid of the guest than the bear,” interrupted a third person.
The National Park Service has issued guidelines on what a person should do if they notice a bear nearby, including a calm tone to warn the bear that they are human and not prey.
“Keep still; stand still, but swing your arms slowly,” said the NPS.
“It may come closer or stand on its hind legs to get a better look or smell. A standing bear is usually curious, not threatening.”
People should remain as still as possible until the bear leaves the area because movement could attack the bear, the NPS said.