He Refused To Watch This Bear Drown, So He Went In After It

He Refused To Watch This Bear Drown, So He Went In After It

If a yellow lab was drowning in the ocean, what would you do? I’m betting you jump in and save his life, right? Well what if the victim was a 400lb bear. What do you do then?

Well after a huge black wandered into a Florida community and accidentally walked towards the ocean after being shot with a tranquilizer, a hero stepped up to do the unthinkable, and save one of the most dangerous animals on the planet.

After a report was called in about a wild bear roaming around, it was determined that he be tranquilized and moved back to the forest.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - After a report was called in about a wild bear roaming around, it was determined that he be tranquilized and moved back to the forest.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

But the dart sent the bear into a panic and he ran towards the ocean, evading officers.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - But the dart sent the bear into a panic and he ran towards the ocean, evading officers.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

Soon he began swimming out into the Gulf. But the further he went, the more drowsy he became.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - Soon he began swimming out into the Gulf. But the further he went, the more drowsy he became.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

That’s when Adam Warwick, a biologist with the Wildlife Commission, knew he had to act.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - That’s when Adam Warwick, a biologist with the Wildlife Commission, knew he had to act.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

Diving into the ocean, he swam ahead of the bear and blocked his path to the open water.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - Diving into the ocean, he swam ahead of the bear and blocked his path to the open water.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

“It was a spur of the moment decision. I had a lot of adrenaline pumping when I saw the bear in the water.”
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - It was a spur of the moment decision. I had a lot of adrenaline pumping when I saw the bear in the water.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

Onlookers were shocked as the 400lb bear could have torn him limb from limb normally.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - Onlookers were shocked as the 400lb bear could have torn him limb from limb normally.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

The bear tried lunging at Adam to climb on top of him and stay afloat, but he was losing the ability to move his legs.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - The bear tried lunging at Adam to climb on top of him and stay afloat, but he was losing the ability to move his legs.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

Staying calm, the biologist grabbed the bear around the neck and brought him towards the shore.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - Staying calm, the biologist grabbed the bear around the neck and brought him towards the shore.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

Everyone held their breath as Adam dragged the nearly-400-pound bear twenty-five yards to land.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - Everyone held their breath as Adam dragged the nearly-400-pound bear twenty-five yards to land.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

And then finally he got land under the groggy bear’s paws.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - And then finally he got land under the groggy bear’s paws.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

Amazingly, he only suffered one minor cut, and scrapes from barnacles on his feet.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - Amazingly, he only suffered one minor cut, and scrapes from barnacles on his feet.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

Eventually others came out to help both man and beast with the final few years to shore.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - Eventually others came out to help both man and beast with the final few years to shore.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

The team was able to use a tractor bucket to transport the poor guy back to his home in Osceola National Forest.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - The team was able to use a tractor bucket to transport the poor guy back to his home in Osceola National Forest.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

Something tells me he’ll have quite a story to tell his bear friends.
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - Something tells me he’ll have quite a story to tell his bear friends.
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

Hopefully they believe him!
The King Of All Men Saw Something Drowning In The Ocean. And I Still Can’t Believe What He Did. - Hopefully they believe him!
Becky Bickerstaff and Adam Warwick of The Nature Conservancy

Hopefully this bear knows just how lucky he is that a legendary hero like Adam Warwick was around to save his life. I don’t even want to think what would have happened had he not been around. I’m certainly karma will pay Adam back soon. ;)

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