Mom scoops up toddler as she chases black bear in backyard in Seattle suburb

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Thursday, May 26, 2022
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A quick-thinking mother scooped up her toddler as she tried to chase after a small black bear in the family's backyard in Washington.

REDMOND, Wash. -- Mama bear instincts are taking on a whole new meaning!

Home security video caught a quick-thinking mother scooping up her toddler as she tries to chase after a small black bear in the family's backyard in Redmond, Washington, outside Seattle.

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You can see the young girl named Juniper walking out the back door as a bear scurries along a cement wall.

The girl squeals, "That's a bear!" in excitement and runs toward it.

Thankfully, her eagle-eyed mother was there to grab her.

"I was scared and started cussing like a sailor," she said.