A very great nature lover and biologist from Florida had a unique life experience. He never imagined that once in his life he would have the opportunity to get close to a bear as big as six feet and weighing about 400 pounds. The man saved this big bear from drowning. But how did this bear actually get to Florida?
The black bear is a common bear species in North America, and it got lost in the woods of Alligator Point in Florida. It had apparently strayed and its presence worried many local residents.
The bear began rummaging through residents’ rubbish as soon as it arrived, and people became frightened and called the authorities.
Wildlife officials tried to tranquilise the bear to return it to the forest, but something went wrong.
After the officers hit the bear with a tranquilliser dart, the bear became frightened and jumped into the water. Because it was under sedation, it could not react properly and began to drown.
Adam Warwick, a Wildlife Commission biologist, jumped into the water in the hope of saving the bear.
Warwick had a very difficult task ahead of him, but he did not hesitate and rescued the animal, which was now 75 feet from shore. After a few minutes of struggling, the man managed to pull the bear to safety. To him, those few minutes seemed like an eternity.
This was an extremely dangerous undertaking for both man and beast, no matter how harmless it seemed to us. Fortunately, everything went well and Adam Warwick only suffered a few scratches, while the animal remained unharmed.
This brave man was able to return the black bear to the Osceola National Forest where it belongs.