Facebook/Town of Carroll Police Department
Source: Facebook/Town of Carroll Police Department

Police Officer Notices Sick Bear Cub Lagging behind His Family and Risks His Life to Help Him

Salwa Nadeem
Jan 27, 2022
11:00 P.M.
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When a police officer noticed a sick bear cub walking behind the adult bears, he stopped his car and decided to risk his life to reunite the little bear with his family. 

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The Town of Caroll Police Department posted photos of the mama bear crossing the road with her cubs when the police officers noticed one cub was lagging. 

Just then, an officer decided to risk his life to reunite the cub with his mother. When he went near the cub, he realized what had happened to the cub,.

Source: Facebook/Town of Carroll Police Department

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 went viral on the internet in which a police officer was seen controlling the bear traffic. He pulled over when he saw a mother bear crossing the road with her cubs.

Standing in the middle of the road, he tried to assist the mother bear crossing the road with her cubs when a strange incident occurred. 

Instead of crossing the road, the mother bear kept going back and forth. It took the policeman a while to understand what was going on.

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As the mother bear walked towards the left side of the road, a cub slowly emerged from the right side. It seemed like the little bear was having difficulty moving from one place to another. 

The Town of Caroll Police Department posted photos of the two bears, strictly advising people not to pick up wild animals themselves.

The mother tried her best to make her cub cross the road, but after trying multiple times, she realized he wouldn't make it. That's when an excellent idea struck the police officer.

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He immediately called the wildlife department to rescue the little bear as he saw the mother bear leaving the cub. It turned out that the cub was too weak to keep up with his family.

The wildlife department rescued the cub and medically treated him until he was fit. The next day, police officers noticed another cub couldn't keep up with his mother.

They rescued the second cub, leaving the mother bear with three healthy cubs to look after. The wildlife department planned to release the two cubs back into the wild once they had fully recovered.

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The Town of Caroll Police Department posted photos of the two bears, strictly advising people not to pick up wild animals themselves. They recommended calling the police or the wildlife department instead for similar incidences.

The video of the mother bear crossing the road with her cubs also made rounds on the internet. Many people were thrilled to know that a policeman saved the cubs' lives. A Facebook user named Reneé Lee Greco asked a question under the police department's post:

"Did the mother bear get angry when you took the 2 Cubs?"

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The Town of Caroll Police Department replied that the bear was "somewhat relieved" and wasn't aggressive towards the officer. Lisa J Thorndike replied:

"Soo adorable!I never heard of a bear having more than three cubs, is this uncommon for her to have five?"

The police department replied that it is rare for bears to have five cubs, and this was the second time they had heard about it in the vicinity. 

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Brandy Rutkowski came across the post two years later, so she asked them for updates. The police department replied that they had released the cubs into the wild after rehabilitating them. Nadia Lafreniere wrote:

"That's amazing, amazing work you guys, i always get goosebump when people are nice to wild animals which everyone should be!!!"

Most people appreciated the police officer for rescuing the cubs. The incident also made it to the news, through which more people learned about it. 

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