Bears can be very scary animals. They are extremely large, their claws and teeth are sharp, and they are a lot faster than you think they would be for their size. Black bears can get up to 6 feet tall and can weigh anywhere between 200-650 pounds. That’s a pretty large animal. Black bears are often seen in the United States, but when this bear was seen in Florida recently, it had all of the residents worried. For good reason too.
There was a big black bear that recently showed up in a neighborhood in Alligator Point, Florida.
Wildlife officials knew they didn’t have a choice when they chose to shoot it with a tranquilizer dart. That’s when things started going horribly wrong.
Once the bear was hit with the tranquilizer dart, it became confused and began to panic.
It then ran into the ocean and began swimming out further into the Gulf.
So Adam, a biologist, did the manliest thing ever.
He jumped into the ocean to save the bear from drowning.
The bear had lost its ability to move its legs.
Adam then swam about 75 feet with the 400 pound bear to shore.
Even though the bear was having a hard time keeping its head up, Adam never gave up in the rescue.
Adam finally got the bear out of the water.
He only suffered a couple scratches in the heroic rescue.
Once the bear was on land, the Osceola National Forest team used a tractor bucket to transfer the bear back to the forest.
Adam is definitely the manliest man ever. He didn’t hesitate once to save a 400 pound bear that could have easily had him for lunch. Instead, he jumped into the large ocean, swam out to the bear, then swam back to the shore with the bear, all to save its life. What a hero!