A Florida biologist, Adam Warwick, makes quite a heroic and brave act as he saves the life of a black bear. Due to his fast-thinking, Adam put his life at risk with no hesitation to save the drowning black bear. If the circumstances were different, Adam would have been lunch for the bear, however, this case is different. His love for animals and respect for life made him decide to do whatever it was needed to save its life.
Black bears are normally habituated in Florida’s Osceola National Forest. However, this particular black bear decided to take a walk to Alligator Point which is a nearby residential area. The black bear followed its nose to the residential area to investigate the delicious smell that came from it. Residents found the bear going through someone’s trash which resulted in them calling wildlife authorities. The wildlife authorities followed standard protocol and decided to shoot the bear with a tranquilizer dart. However, their operation went sideways when the bear decided to escape to the water.
When the tranquilizer began its effect on the bear, it became confused and started wandering away into open water. However, the effects of the tranquilizer did not take effect right away which made the bear go deeper and deeper in the sea. After a while, the bear’s legs started to lose their function, creating a terrible situation for the bear.
Luckily, Adam Warwick saved the day with his quick thinking. In no time, Adam turned the situation from tragic to inspiring. He swam out in the sea to meet the bear and hooked his arm around the bear’s big neck. Somehow, he was able to keep the bear’s head above water, allowing the bear to breathe. By this point, the bear was completely paralyzed. As they paddled closer to shore, eyewitnesses reported that the bear struggled to climb on top of Adam.
Generally, tranquilizers are considered to be a safe and humane way to diffuse a situation with a wild animal. Even though tranquilizers are a more humane way than shooting the animal with bullets, tranquilizers have their problems. This can be seen with the way alcohol and drugs affect people. The effect that they have from person to person can be different. Tranquilizers affect different animals differently as well. Even though tranquilizers cannot directly kill an animal, in some situations they can be fatal such as this story.
Adam’s bravery led this story to the best possible ending it could ever have. The life of the animal was in clear danger and Adam could see that. He saw that the threat the bear had on him was much lower than the danger it can put itself in. He put aside any fear he may have and he took initiative. After saving the bear from drowning, Adam walked away from the entire situation with just a scratch. His brave and selfless act became an incredible and inspiring story for animal lovers all over the world.
Adam became this bear’s hero, saving its life and releasing it in its natural habitat. If bears could talk, they will surely talk about him as their mythical hero.