There's an old saying that it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. That's never been more true when a tiny but fierce Midwestern dog chased a rather large bear up a tree.

According to the video description, this dog vs bear moment happened in Minnesota. Bet the Vikings wish their defense was a fierce as this tiny dog. Here's how the owner described the confrontation:

Our Yorkie, Bella, was let out for the first time of the day and went berserk. I quickly discovered that she had chased a young bear up a tree. Off-camera, I was calling and trying to coax her away from the situation. She eventually came my way a bit and the bear took the opportunity to flee. I have set up this camera overlooking our bird feeders to capture the occasional wildlife that comes especially at night. I take the feeders in for the night but there are always some remnants on the ground.

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Bella did not take kindly to this huge bear encroaching on her territory.

As you might imagine, the comments on YouTube have been hilarious. Here are a few favorites:

  • Fun fact: yorkies are actually the reincarnated souls of honey badgers who died in battle.
  • Well, if a spider can chase me up a chair, then a dog can chase a bear up a tree. 😄
  • You are as tough as you think you are . Great spirit in that dog

Truth. Good thing that bear is a great climber. It's also great that he decided it would be better to flee into the woods than mess with a tiny dog with a fierce attitude.

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