The photographer saved the dying bear by risking jailing for it
Photographer Corey Hancock was walking slowly along the path when he noticed something strange. A small dark spot, seen far away on the foliage, turned out to be a tiny bear.
Hancock recalls: “He was lying on his back and was dead by all outward signs. His lips turned blue, his eyes were open, but motionless and seemingly clouded. It was raining and it was all wet. But still I noticed the breath. I thought of my little son who stayed at home. The bear was just like a child. I could not leave him there to die in the rain. I had to do something. ”
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Then the photographer took the bear in his arms and ran to the car. "All the time while I was running, I was afraid that an angry bear would appear now." Mothers often leave offspring for time to find food. However, Corey, after watching for some time, realized that there was no other bear nearby.
As soon as Hancock got to the car, the teddy bear stopped breathing. Then the photographer made artificial respiration for the animal and brought it back to life. Then he drove to the vet, where the baby is now recovering and getting stronger every day. The bear was severely dehydrated and starved to death.
However, according to the laws of the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Cory Hancock could face a fine of $ 6,000, and even worse - a year in prison for helping a bear. In Oregon, there are many cases of "rescue" of cubs, which people take with them, thinking that they are saving abandoned pups, while bears often leave for a few hours in search of food. Thus, people interfere with wildlife. Fortunately, in this case there was no punishment.
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