Humans should not interfere with bears and it’s a fact. Yet, this officer risked his life to save a bear cub and this is his story.
Thomas Owens, a State Trooper of the Town of Carroll City Department in New Hampshire’s office. So, he knows perfectly that this area is a home for around 5,000 bears. However, on this very specific day, he spotted a mother bear with her cubs. He was waiting for them to cross the road when he noticed something wrong with the family.
He saw that mother and the cubs were not moving forward though they crossed the road. They kept coming back to the road. It was only then Owens realized that one cub is not moving with the family. It seemed like this cub was sick. So, the momma bear had to take a rough decision, to leave the ill cub behind in order to save the rest of the family. So, the momma bear and the other three cubs moved to the jungle leaving the fourth one on the roads.
Seeing this whole situation, Owens decided to step in. First he called the New Hampshire Fish and Wildlife for help. Then he reached the cub, knowing that the mother bear could return at any moment. Yet, he risked his life to save the baby bear without hesitation.
Soon the help arrived and once they searched the area, they could find the 5th abandoned cub, who was also sick, in the jungle. Both of them were moved to a rehab center until they are fit enough to survive alone in the jungle.
This is a photo of the office Owens with the rescued cubs.
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