Black bears are huge. These huge creatures can grow up to 6 feet tall and weigh around 400,600 pounds. Therefore, an encounter with such a large wild animal is not what you want to put on your wish list. But this Florida biologist has shown that loving wildlife can help you overcome that fear after saving a giant black bear from drowning.
While black bears are very common in North America, it’s pretty easy to understand why people got panic when spotted one in Florida. This 400-pound bear, driven by its incredible sense of smell, ended up in a residential neighborhood in Alligator Point, Florida. Once he got there, the bear started to dig into the residents garbage. But, it didn’t take too long until the scared people alerted the authorities.
The rangers arrived at the scene within a few minutes. They tried to calm the animal to bring it back to the forest. However, it went terribly wrong!
After the bear was hit by the tranquilizer dart, the bear panicked and went straight into the sea. He finally got into the water, which was not the wisest move for a sedated animal. Fortunately, Adam Warwick, a wildlife commission biologist, had no intention of standing there watching. So he jumped into the sea to save the bear.
So imagine swimming ashore with a 400-pound bear about 75 feet long. It has to be a really difficult challenge. A dramatic rescue that this hero has completely completed. After some incredibly difficult moments, Adam managed to pull the bear out of the water.
Needless to say, salvation could have been a disaster for both the Beast and Adam. But while the bear was unharmed, Adam received some scratches.
In the end, the black bear returned to the Osceola National Forest, where it was his home. All thanks to this brave man. Thanks, Adam!