Corey Hancock; a photographer in Oregon was on a hiking trail when he came across something that turned out to be a baby bear who was on the brink of death. Hancock told media that, “laying there on his back, in all appearance the bear seemed dead. His lips were blue and his eyes were open as they were unmoving and hazy. He was drenched in rainwater but then I saw him breathing shallow.”
He further told media, “I thought about my own baby boy back at home as the bear looked like an infant to me. I thought to myself, was I going to let him die? No, I needed to help him”.
So after making up his mind he picked him up and ran to his car. The whole time he was afraid that anytime the mama bear would come out in rage.
After he got to the car, the baby bear suddenly stopped the breathing which was already shallow. He did mouth to mouth resuscitation on the bear cub and soon he started breathing again. He took him to a nearby vet clinic where now, the bear cub is getting stronger with each passing day. When he was brought there he was severely dehydrated and malnutrition.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife told media that Hancock could have been fined for helping the bear to an amount of no less than 6000 dollars. He could have also faced some serious jail time which could be a minimum of 1 year. Luckily for him, he has been freed from any such punishment for his kindness.
Corey Hancock; a photographer in Oregon was on a hiking trail when he came across something that turned out to be a baby bear who was on the brink of death
He risked his life and jail time to save the animal – even performing mouth-to-mouth
The baby bear was taken to a vet clinic where he is getting stronger every day