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Protective guard dog chases away black bear in US backyard

A backyard camera in Hewitt, New Jersey recorded a black bear knocking over a bird feeder and eating the bird food only to be chased away by a fast-moving dog.

New Jersey resident Mark Stinziano posted the video on his Facebook page on Wednesday, with the caption: "My neighbour's dog is getting a steak dinner next time I see him.

"He is an awesome pup that comes to check on the kids from time to time. Now he is keeping them safe! This was tonight in my backyard....Riley-1 Bear-0."

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CCTV footage from the New Jersey home shows the “awesome pup” chasing the grisly beast away. Source: Associated Press