Therefore, coming into contact with such a huge wild animal is not something you put on your bucket list. But a Florida biologist illustrated that having a passion for animals may help you overcome your anxiety when he saved a large black bear from drowning.
Despite the fact that black bears are very common in North America, it is understandable why many were concerned when one was found in Florida. Due to its keen sense of smell, this 400-pound bear found itself in a residential area in Alligator Point, Florida. The bear arrived and started going through the villagers’ trash right away. But the scared locals didn’t wait long to alert the authorities.
Within minutes, wildlife officials were on the scene. They made an effort to sedate the animal so they could release him into the wild. But then everything went horribly wrong!
After being struck by the tranquilizer dart, the bear panicked and bolted towards the water. His final action—diving into the water—might not have been the wisest choice for a sedated animal. Fortunately, Adam Warwick, a scientist at the Wildlife Commission, had no plans to observe. He plunged into the river in a heroic attempt to save the bear.
Imagine you and a 400-pound grizzly are swimming 75 feet to the shore. It must be a really challenging task. This guy performed a daring rescue with success. After several really challenging minutes, Adam succeeded in removing the bear from the water.
It goes without saying that both Adam and the animal might have suffered greatly from the rescue. The bear was unharmed, although Adam got a few scratches.
The black bear finally returned to the Osceola National Forest, where it had established itself as a resident. It’s all thanks to this courageous man. I really appreciate it, Adam.