Approaching bears with their cubs is dangerous, so avoid it at all costs. However, when he observed one of the cubs in need, this police officer chose to put his own life at risk. The bear’s life was saved thanks to a kind-hearted man!
In the course of his work as a State Trooper for the Town of Carroll, New Hampshire, Thomas Owens has encountered bears numerous times. Approximately 5,000 bears call New England home. Because of this, he always knew what to do when confronted with these ferocious creatures. As for the bear and her cubs, he was anything but cautious when he saw them trying to cross the road. However, the motive was admirable: to save a cub’s life.
A patrol by Officer Owens led him to the bear family. Because of this, he pulled over and waited for the mother bear and her three cubs to cross, but they kept returning and crossing again. It didn’t take him long to figure out what was going on – the fourth cub was falling behind. When he realized something was wrong, he was shocked. However, the mother bear and her three healthy cubs faced a difficult decision before the police could do anything. Because of the dense foliage, they got lost and left the cub alone in the wilderness.
Determined to help the tiny creature no matter what the cost, Officer Owens got out of his car and went to find him. He stayed by his side and called the New Hampshire Fish and Wildlife Department for assistance. At any point, the mother could have returned and found a human next to her baby, and the officer was aware of the risk. On the other hand, Officer Owens made a wager.
It didn’t take long for the rescue crews to arrive. Unexpectedly, the Fish and Wildlife rescue crew discovered a fifth sick cub not far away. Both cubs have been transported to a rehabilitation facility. Officer Owens joined them as well, and the cub he cared for even posed for a picture with him. The two siblings will remain at the rehabilitation center until they are fit enough to return to the wild and reunite with their family.