Pigs team up to defend themselves against bear who broke into their pen

Bears can be very dangerous animals and pose a danger to our pets. We’ve seen stories of owners having to defend their dogs from wild bears, and vice versa.

But it turns out some animals are surprisingly adept at defending themselves — like one pair of resilient piggies, who teamed up to defend themselves against an attacking bear.

Footage captured on a security camera and shared by owner Rebecca Shaw shows her two pigs, Hamlet (aka Hammy) in danger as a black bear makes his way into their pen:


The bear first goes after Mary, but despite being smaller and less ferocious than the bear, she puts up a fight, pushing him back:


Then, Hammy bursts in, ready to defend his fellow pig and fight the bear off.


It doesn’t take long for the bear to realize he’s outmatched, and he retreats by climbing back over the gate.


The bear stands around, probably confused after being outmatched by a pair of pigs he probably spied as easy prey.


While he seems ready to make another go at it, Hammy remains vigilant.

The piggy tag-team is victorious. While it’s an underdog victory, the owners say that the 4-year-old pigs benefit from being quite hefty, while the bear is still pretty young.

“They’re some heavy pigs and we’re pretty sure that bear is still a cub,” owner Kevin David told News 8.

Watch the video below:


Rebecca was amazed after seeing the footage, and said Hammy’s heroic defense was actually pretty out-of-character.

“I am very proud of them because Hammy, the little one especially, he’s afraid of his own shadow and the way he came charging out when he seen Mary tussling with the bear,” she told NBC Connecticut. “He was like ‘oh no, no way, get out.'”

She was quite proud of her pigs, and posted videos on TikTok comparing them to championship wrestlers:


Champion Bear wrestlers

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These are some tough piggies! So glad they’re safe from this bear!

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