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Dog Walker Is 2ft From Massive Bear Before Realising In Los Angeles

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Walking your dog can be a peaceful, everyday routine. You stroll through familiar paths, enjoying the calm of easy exercise. But sometimes… the unexpected happens. This is the story of a dog walker who found themselves just two feet away from a massive bear before they realized it.

The Routine Walk

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It was a typical day. She took her usual path through the neighborhood near her home. Her dog was trotting happily beside her. She enjoyed these moments, the quiet, the fresh air, and dog’s company. It was their daily routine and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

A Sudden Tug

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As they walked in San Gabriel Valley, nestled in Sierra Madre, the dog suddenly turned his head and tried to sniff in the direction of the bear. The owner felt a tug on the leash and looked down at her dog, who was staring intently at the bear. 

What Next?

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She followed his gaze and froze. Just a couple feet away, a massive bear was staring at them. The bear was so close she could see the detail in its fur. Her heart pounded in her chest.

The Reaction

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The dog started jumping towards the bear, tugging on the lead. She couldn’t believe what she was seeing. Generally bears were known to be in the area, but she had never seen one up close.

The Realisation

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After realising what was happening, her mind was racing quickly. She tugged her dog back as it was jumping and tried to pull it away from the bear.

A Safe Retreat

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Managing to pull the dog away from the bear, she lifted the leash up, lifting the front paws of the dog off the ground. She redirected the dog away and they crossed the road and got to safety. What a close call!

Wrapping Up with the Dog Walker Is 2ft From Massive Bear Before Realising In Los Angeles

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Jane’s heart was still racing, but relief washed over her. They had avoided a dangerous situation. This encounter was a stark reminder to keep your wits about you. Jane’s usual walk turned into an unforgettable experience, one that taught her to always be aware of her surroundings.

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