A bear family was trying to cross the road but the mama kept going back and forth on the road, so a cop arrived to help her. The officer with the Town of Carroll Police Department in New Hampshire noticed the mama kept pacing across the road and when he looked, he realized she was trying to get one of her cubs, who couldn’t keep up with them because it was sick.
The mama wanted all four cubs to remain with her, but the one cub simply was too weak to move. Eventually, the mama made the heartbreaking decision to leave the cub and continue on with her other cubs. That’s when the officer intervened to help.
Town of Carroll Police Department wrote: “After doing some bear traffic control we had to take one bear cub in for Fish and Game to be rehabilitated as it was too weak to keep up with it’s mom and siblings.”
“This is the mother that had five cubs out in Bretton Woods, another cub [the runt of the litter] had to be picked up yesterday as well,” the department explained.
“This leaves her with three other very healthy cubs that she can now focus on and take care of,” the wrote. “The other two will be rehabilitated and returned to the wild when they are stronger….and remember, never pick up or handle wild animals, this was done under the care of Fish and Game. If anyone runs into an issue with wildlife please, please, please contact your local PD or Fish and Game to assist!”
Jane Langmaid filmed the officer doing his job. She explained it happened in Bretton Woods, which is part of White Mountain National Forest (more than 750,000+ acres of protected wilderness).
She took the video by zooming in from her car and wrote, “I had the pleasure of watching the officer and cubs in action… and making this video which demonstrates the problem as well as the great love of the bear family and care by the officer… very amazing and great job!”