Man Saves Drowning Bear

Postby Marinepits » June 30th, 2008, 3:04 pm

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Drowning 375-Pound Bear Rescued From Gulf Of Mexico

APALACHICOLA, Fla. -- A drowning 375-pound bear was rescued from the Gulf of Mexico after fleeing from a neighborhood into the surf.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists said the large bear was spotted in a neighborhood near Apalachicola in the Panhandle over the weekend.

The bear was hit with a tranquilizer dart but managed to escape and bolt into the Gulf of Mexico before he was sedated.

As the tranquilizer drugs took effect, the bear began to drown in the Gulf.

However, biologist Adam Warwick jumped in to keep the bear from drowning.

Warwick managed to get the bear to shore, and then a backhoe operator helped load the animal to a truck.

The bear was relocated to Osceola National Forest near Lake City.


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Postby KJS » June 30th, 2008, 3:08 pm

Add says "good lads what a manly effort...none of your namby pambying about just get in and get the job done"
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Postby maberi » June 30th, 2008, 3:13 pm

Wow, that is awesome

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Postby madremissy » June 30th, 2008, 3:15 pm

That is great!
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Postby Malli » June 30th, 2008, 3:28 pm

holy crap! :shock:

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Postby CinderDee » June 30th, 2008, 3:39 pm

Wow! I love him too!
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Postby iluvk9 » June 30th, 2008, 5:05 pm

I saw him on TV this morning. He was so calm, like it was all in a day's work.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 30th, 2008, 5:09 pm

That is awesome! That's the kind of guy I wanna date!
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Postby TheRedQueen » June 30th, 2008, 5:44 pm

Love him! :heartbeat:
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Postby amazincc » July 1st, 2008, 1:25 am

Saw it on the news... I'm absolutely smitten. :heartbeat: :D
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Postby katiek0417 » July 1st, 2008, 8:50 am

Wow...that's awesome...

btw, off-topic for a second, the first time I read this headline, I thought it said: "Man Saves Drowning BEER."
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Postby iluvk9 » July 1st, 2008, 8:51 am

katiek0417 wrote:
btw, off-topic for a second, the first time I read this headline, I thought it said: "Man Saves Drowning BEER."

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