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Rebecca Shaw from New Milford, Connecticut said she was proud to see how great her two pigs Hammy and Mary fought off a black bear after it jumped into their pig pen.
According to New York Post, Rebecca said, “I am very proud of them because Hammy, the little one especially, he’s afraid of his own shadow and the way he came charging out when he seen Mary tussling with the bear. He was like ‘oh no, no way, get out.'”
Footage showed the bear climbing over the fence and jumping down into the pen with the pigs. Mary was inside the weather shelter shed and Hammy, who was outside, was the first to come into physical contact with the bear.
As soon as the bear landed in the pen, Hammy ran straight for it with his mouth open trying to bite the bear. The two tussled and wrestled around in the pen for a couple of seconds causing Mary to come out of the shed and go on the offensive.
She charged at the bear, backing it up into a corner and separating it away from Hammy. At this point, the bear realized he was not welcome and it was time for him to move on.
The bear cautiously jumped back over the gate to escape Mary who was charging him again. Rebecca said she didn’t see it in person but she heard her son and brother yelling when it happened and then later looked at the footage.
“That’s when I realized that my pigs can defend themselves,” Rebecca said, adding, “I thank God, again, because it could have ended very badly.”
Shaw says she believes the physical altercation started over the curious young bear being more interested in what Hammy was digging up rather than trying to eat the pig.