Scram! Moment two tiny terriers chase hungry bear out of house while their owner is sound asleep on the sofa
- Dee Dee Mueller was sleeping at her home in Pasadena, California recently
- She awoke to when her terriers Squirt and Mei Mei began to bark loudly
- Reviewing CCTV footage of her home, she saw the dogs chased off a bear
This the moment two small terriers chased a bear from a family home in California while their owner was napping on the sofa.
DeeDee Mueller only realised the hungry creature had been in her Pasadena house when she reviewed her CCTV footage after being woken by the dogs barking.
In the footage, the young bear ambles onto the deck outside the home and drinks from a fountain before making his way into the house.
Commenting on Facebook about the incident, Ms Mueller said: ‘I had no idea the bear came in at the time. I think the dogs smelled him and went nuts.
‘I only found out he came when I checked the videos afterwards. I was in the living room taking a nap.’
The bear approached Dee Dee Mueller’s home in Pasadena, in California
The bear drank from a water feature before entering the house through an open door
The bear explored the kitchen before it was disturbed by the two dogs
Squirt and Mei Mei ran after the bear forcing it to retreat from the house
The bear can be seen exploring the kitchen before he is interrupted by the dogs , Squirt and Mei Mei.
Ms Mueller said the doors of the property were left open to allow the dogs the freedom to explore outside.
However, when the unexpected visitor arrived the two dogs responded by barking loudly, prompting the bear to retreat.
The two small dogs chased the bear, which is believed to be around two to three years old, outside where it went back into the wilderness.
Ms Mueller uploaded the footage of the encounter on Facebook and wrote: ‘Bear season officially started in our neighborhood.
‘A young bear wandered into the house but Squirt and Mei Mei said, “HELL NO, get out of our house!”‘
Ms Mueller said she had seen bears in her back yard previously but hoped this ‘doesn’t set the tone for this bear season’.
She said: ‘I was taking a nap in the living room. Our kitchen and dining room doors were both open for fresh air and easy for the doggies to go in and out.
‘Mei Mei was curled up by my legs and she suddenly dashed out and barked like crazy with Squirt followed right behind her.
‘Based on the barks, I knew something was up. It’s time to close all doors.’
She told ABC News: ‘As the bear was turning back, these pair noticed him. We saw a trail of urine so the bear was clearly very nervous.’
Barbara Lindquist Moreno described the incident as ‘scary’.
Ms Mueller was oblivious to the bear’s visit until she reviewed the CCTV footage of her home
Barbara Lindquist Moreno described the bear’s visit as ‘scary’
The bear turned to look at the dogs while retreating from Ms Mueller’s home
One the bear was safely away from the home, Ms Mueller discovered it had left behind a trail of urine