If a German Shepard puppy were drowning in the ocean, what would you do? I’m betting that you would go out in the ocean to save his life (well, at least if you have a heart). What if that puppy was now a vicious 400 pound black bear?
That’s exactly what happened when a black bear wandered inside a Florida community, shot with a tranquilizer dart, and started walking towards the ocean in a trance light state. That’s exactly what Adam Warwick, a marine biologist, did in order to save this bear’s life, while risking sever injury or even death.
After a bear was reported to roaming in a neighborhood, it was determined that the best course of action was to tranquilize it and return him back to the wild.
But after being shot with a dart, the bear panicked and ran towards the ocean.
He began swimming out into the gulf, but the tranquilizer started to come into effect. He became more and more drowsy.
Adam Warwick, a biologist with the Wildlife Commission, notices this and knew he had to do something before the bear got too deep and drowned too death.
He stripped down, jumped into ocean, and blocked the path of the bear despite the bear still having some conscious. This could have been fatal.
This is what he said, ““It was a spur of the moment decision. I had a lot of adrenaline pumping when I saw the bear in the water.”
Onlookers were shocked and amazed that Adam acted so fast. He could have been torn from limb to limb.
At one point, the bear did lunge at Adam, but at that point, the bear lost the ability to use his legs and only ended up falling on Adam.
Adam stayed calm throughout the process and slowly brought the bear back to shore.
Everyone was still scared the bear could turn violent at anytime.
He was finally able to get the bear to land.
Amazingly, he only suffered a minor cut and some scrapes on his feet from barnacles.
Adam was not along. Others eventually came out to drag the bear the final few yards to shore.
Eventually a tractor was brought in to lift the bear off shore and into a truck.
They transported the bear back into the wildlife.
And that is where the bear will wake up thinking it was all a dream.
Source: Viral Doza