Here’s something you won’t see every day…..

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From: Ralph & BA
Date: 15 June 2015 at 11:26
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Fw: Here’s something you won’t see every day…..

A 400 lb. black bear wandered into a residential neighborhood in Florida.

Black bears half this size have attacked and killed humans across the nation recently

… twice in Florida.

Wildlife officers sedated the bear to safely relocate him,

and that’s when things began to go horribly wrong.

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The tranquilizer dart sent the bear into a panic and he ran towards

the saltwater Inland Waterway, evading officers.

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As he swam further and further out, he became drowsy and started to drown.

But Adam Warwick, a biologist with the Wildlife Commission, wasn’t about

to let that happen. Adam went into the water after the bear

… yeah, after a bear … to stop him from going under.

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“It was a spur of the moment decision.

I had a lot of adrenaline pumping when I saw the helpless bear in the water dying."

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He knew the very high risk, considering the powerful bear was scared and could

have easily became aggressive to defend itself, killing him with a single swipe

or bite. B ut the bear somehow seemed to know it was in good hands

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It seemed to become calm when under the man’s control?

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Adam’s determination finally got the 400 pound wild creature safely back into shallow water.

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Adam suffered only a scratch from the rescue.

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Once they reached the shore, other team members came to help.

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The team was able to use a tractor bucket to transport the poor guy

back to his home in Osceola National Forest.

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Adam rode with him back home …

a sight you don’t see on the highway every day (neither had a helmet).

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… where he is safe and happy again and has one honking’ story to tell the grandkids.

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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take,
but by the moments that take your breath away"

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