Mother says she's proud 10-year-old daughter killed bear

Ayla Highfill is a quarter of the size of the black bear


A family have come under scrutiny after their 10-year-old daughter killed a huge black bear.

Despite some backlash on social media, an Arkansas mother has said that she's proud of her daughter's big accomplishment.

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"I've hunted many animals, but I've never killed or seen something like this before," Ayla Highfill told

Highfill, who is only a quarter the size of the black bear, was photographed standing over her kill after a hunt with her dad.

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