I can't say that I would have handled this situation in the same way, nor am I recommending you do either.
Over the weekend, a teenager saved her dogs from a bear attack by running up and pushing it off the ledge. The video has since gon viral with the caption: 'My Cousin Hailey yeeted a bear off her fence today and saved her dogs.'
Yeeted, indeed. By the looks of the video, the bear was protecting her cubs. But still, never a good idea to approach a bear.
Hope your Memorial Day was a little less stressful than this.