A meeting with a bear this large is not something you can put on your bucket list.These massive species can reach heights of 6 feet and weights of 400-600 pounds.A passion for wildlife can help you overcome your fear, as demonstrated by this Florida biologist who saved a massive black bear from drowning by rescuing it.
This 400-pound bear ended up wandering into a residential neighborhood in Alligator Point, Florida, thanks to its keen sense of smell.Because black bears are common in North America, it’s understandable that people were alarmed when they saw one.
As soon as he arrived, the bear began digging through the garbage of the residents. It didn’t take long for people to become terrified and call the authorities.
When wildlife officials arrived on the scene, they attempted to calm the bear so that he could be returned to the woods.Things, however, did not go as planned.The bear became terrified after being hit by the tranquilizer dart and began running to the ocean.He did, in fact, fall into the water, which is not a wise move for a sedated animal.
Adam Warwick, a Wildlife Commission biologist, jumped into the ocean in the hopes of saving the bear. Fortunately, he had no intention of standing there and watching.The 400-pound bear was swimming 75 feet to shore.It had to have been a difficult task for Adam to complete.Adam was able to pull the bear from the water after enduring some incredible adversity.
It’s worth noting that the rescue could have ended badly for both Adam and the bear.However, Adam was only scratched and the bear was unharmed.This courageous man was able to return the black bear to Osceola National Forest, where it belonged.Thank you very much, Adam.