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A protective mama moose wasn't going to let anything happen to her twin calves when a black bear approached near Skyline Drive in Homer over Memorial Day weekend.
In a video provided by Mandy Bernard from Homer, the moose is seen lunging at the bear and tries to stomp it. The moose cornered the bear in a garden net where it had no place to go. But the mother moose backed off long enough to allow the bear to escape. The bear then ran off, while the mother returned to her two nearby calves.
"We had been watching those newborn calves and the mother all day and so we certainly didn't want to witness a bear kill on the side of our yard. At the same time we didn't want anyone hurt. We didn't want the bear hurt either," said Mandy Bernard.