Ever since my son was born six years ago, I've had the "mama bear" instinct kick in more times than I can count. I'd do anything in order to protect him, and anyone who gets in my way or messes with my kid better watch out! (I'm not kidding.)
Moms are truly a force to be reckoned with -- even those who aren't human, as one golden retriever proved when she saved her puppy from drowning after he fell into a swimming pool. When she saw him go in, she immediately leaped into the water and pulled him to the edge of the pool so she could get him out safely.
Take a look at the video clip below to watch this mama hero in action.
Didn't you love how she not only pulled him out of the pool, but she also dragged the little guy way over into the grass to make sure he was as far away from the water as possible? She was so determined and stayed focused to make sure that her baby was safe -- and it was pretty impressive to watch.
Of course, I can't help but wonder why the person shooting the video didn't rush over to help her get the pup out of the water. Whoever captured this rescue on film must have had complete confidence that the mother dog would get the little guy out in time.
Family pets can also be protective of humans as well. Has your dog taken on a mama bear role with your children?
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