FWC officer and biologist rescue bear cub trapped in tree

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A bear cub got into a little trouble after one of his paws got stuck in a tree, but luckily the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was ready to help.

On Friday, the FWC released a report on the bear situation, saying the cub’s hind paw was caught in a bend in a tree.

An FWC biologist and officer responded and spent two hours trying to free the cub from its predicament while avoiding its other claws.

After trying to break apart the branches and soaking the boy’s leg in dish soap, the two employees got help from a local who happened to have a chainsaw.

“As our biologist kept the bear safe and as calm as possible, our officer was able to cut off one of the branches in which the cub was trapped,” the FWC said. “ANGRY! After releasing the little bear and conducting a quick medical exam to ensure the animal was free of injuries, they made sure the cub was reunited with its mother.”

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LauraCoffey@worldtimetodays.com.

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