Bear cub rescue

Because it's video of a bear cub being rescued. From the state Department of Environmental Conservation FB page:

[Tuesday] morning, Environmental Conservation Officer Anthony Glorioso was called to Windham Mountain Village (WMV) in the town of Windham where a bear cub was stuck in a tree high above ground. With the assistance of a local construction company's boom crane, Officer Glorioso went 65 feet up to get a better look at the situation. The officer attempted to free the cub but quickly saw his neck was stuck. Once the "v" was cut out of the tree using a chain saw, Officer Glorioso grabbed the cub and brought it into the bucket. As soon as the bucket came down, the cub ran back into the wooded area.

The Watershed Post talked with the townhouse development's property manager about the situation -- the bear had been stuck in the tree since Monday and had been calling for its mother.

Comments

This conservation officer has had a bear-y busy year.

http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/dec-officer-frees-bear-cub-jar-stuck-its-head

I happened to speak with Officer Glorioso earlier this year, unfortunately for a much more tragic reason. He's a really dedicated and professional credit to the ECO force. Glad to see his name pop up for a positive story.

Yay!!

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