This Texas toddler has taken the Internet by storm with her charming and enthusiastic drawl. The “Can I Pet That Dog?” video features a young child on a porch, hanging out with her parents, when an unexpected guest makes an appearance.
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She reaches her hand out to “pet that dog,” but the creature isn’t a canine.
It’s a black bear!
She repeats her question a few times, filmed by her mom who is denying her request to pet the animal.
I couldn’t possibly dream up a cuter video.
The video also demonstrates the importance of appropriate interactions with wild animals. When you see a wild animal, do not just go pet it! Bears look awfully cute, as we know, but they are not particularly receptive to our affections.
Check out the adorable clip below for a quick laugh and a reminder to stay safe when cute, but dangerous, creatures come knocking!
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