In today’s world where video clips like this go viral, one of the fishermen decided to start filming what was going on and ran to get his smartphone so he could capture every moment of the rescue.
Within moments, one of the bear cubs had swum close enough to the fishermen and realized that this boat may be able to help them. The cub then placed a paw on the boat trying to get a good grip, possibly to pull himself up into the vessel.
The fishermen sprang into action, but before they set about rescuing the cubs, they realized that the mother bear was still in the vicinity.
Despite her having left her cubs to swim on their own, the fishermen were concerned that if she saw humans interfering, her motherly instincts may still kick in and then who knows what would have happened. eventually, the fisherman waited for the mother bear to continue on before they went about rescuing the cubs.
No Time to Think
As the fishermen waited for the mother bear to leave the premises of the cubs, they began to think about how to actually rescue the tired cubs out of the freezing waters.
Despite the many questions of how to rescue the cubs, and what to do with them if they did manage to get them onto the ship, they didn’t have much time to think about it all too much as this was a desperate situation and there was no time to waste.
Getting a Good Grip
The little bear cub was trying desperately to pull himself up into the boat, but unfortunately, he was too small to lift up over the side, and besides, he was exhausted from swimming and trying to tread water. The water was very cold and had a strong current, so these were difficult conditions for the bear cub.
Luckily one of the fishermen was on hand to try and help and started using any piece of fishing equipment that may serve a purpose in rescuing the cub. The bear responded by trying to get a good grip on some of the fishing equipment, but sadly the cub still wasn’t close enough to be lifted aboard the ship.
Thinking Outside the Box
In a strange twist of events, it was actually the cubs to started to think outside of the box in a bid to save their lives.
One of the cubs started to use their sharp teeth. Though usually bears use their very sharp teeth for hunting on this occasion, the cub used them to his advantage and started to bite down on the ship, it seemed to do the trick!