A hiker in Oregon risked a year of jail time to save the life of a baby black bear he found on a hiking trail. Corey Hancock, a photographer, was hiking a beautiful scenic trail in Oregon when he came across a dying 3-month-old baby bear.
"I didn't have a choice, I wouldn't have left it out there," he told Inside Edition. "He seemed to be abandoned and dying. He was hardly moving at first when I walked up on him. I thought he was dead."
Hancock posted on Facebook, "He seemed, 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.”
After searching for any signs of the cub's mother, he concluded he was abandoned. Hancock realized that he was this little bear's only hope. He wrapped the bear in his flannel and ran a mile and a half to his car to rush the cub to a nearby veterinarian's office.
On the drive, he had to pull over twice to resuscitate the bear because he had stopped breathing. He found this little cub just in the nick of time and Hancock knew he needed to do everything in his power to save the little guys life.
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