Man risks prison time to save a dying baby bear that he came across while hiking

Some people are kind to the extent that they would risk a lot just to help animals in need.


Corey Hancock, a photographer spotted something that turned to be a baby bear with its life at stake while hiking a trail in Oregon.

The man wrote that the baby bear was “laying there on his back, seeming by all appearances to be dead. His lips were blue. His eyes were open, but unmoving and hazy. The rain was pouring down, drenching his belly. I might have seen a shallow breath.”

“I thought about my own baby boy back home. The bear looked so much like an infant. Was I just going to stand there and watch it die in the rain? No… I needed to do something.”

He took the animal with him and started running to reach his car. “The whole time, I was sure a raging mother bear would come for me.”

The baby bear stopped breathing when they got inside the car, but the kind man started to perform mouth to mouth and the animal was brought back again.

The bear was sent to a vet by his rescuer, there he is getting all the help he needs for the moment he is getting treatment for starvation and dehydration.

According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Hancock could have been fined $6,000 for helping the baby bear, or worse he could have been sent to jail for a year.

But fortunately this kind hearted man won’t receive any punishment.

Source : Bored Panda

6 Comments on "Man risks prison time to save a dying baby bear that he came across while hiking"

  1. patricia mohr | January 8, 2021 at 2:31 pm | Reply

    Thank you, thank you!! When people are punished for having humanity, the world is in serious trouble!!

  2. Please keep us posted on the baby bear’s progress/outcome.

  3. What a wonderful man, I hope the bear will be ok.

  4. Renice Zimmerman RN | January 9, 2021 at 6:28 pm | Reply

    Thank you for helping this baby.
    Asinine a kind act could result in such punishment.

  5. Oregon needs to change a law or two. Why would anyone be punished for helping an animal in distress?

  6. Does not matter what kind animal we as human should help.Punish people that do not take there animal not gentle soul like this one.Thank you for helping this little adorable soul.It’s in plain sight it lost is momma

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