The cubs were now safe with the fishermen onboard the boat, and so far the fishermen to properly examine them. It didn’t take long for them to realize that the cubs had some severe shakes. Perhaps this was the cold, or they may have been terrified.
Imaging how the cubs must have felt, not only were these dangerous conditions in the water but now they had been pulled to safety they were confronted with a whole new challenge or being surrounded by humans.
Brothers on Board
The fishermen used all their remaining energy to pull the second bear cub onto the deck of their ship. They had succeeded once already so they knew how much effort it would take but they were willing to put it in to rescue the second cub.
He was also heavy, fur soaked with water but they managed to hoist him up onto the deck, and they were now both safe. The fishermen needed to decide their next steps in dealing with the cubs.
A True Wonder
To think that two bear cubs were now aboard a fishermen’s vessel is a strange thought, but of course, knowing the full story, this was a moment for everyone to celebrate.
The cubs had been successfully rescued and could now recover from this ordeal, which could have very easily taken their lives. Thinking about the whole story, it is clear that their rescue was almost an act of divine intervention.
Out of the Woods
Realizing what a frightening situation the cubs were in, the fishermen wanted to do whatever they could to help them. The cubs had found a way into the hearts of the fishermen and seeing the cubs shivering and scared was difficult for them.
They resolved it would be best to return the cubs to their natural habitat, in the woods. Given that the mother bear was only just a little ahead of them, the fishermen decided it would be best to bring them back together.
Finding the Right Place
The fishermen started to look for the ideal location to reunite the mother bear with her cubs. They decided it would be best to look on the island which the mother bear had swum towards as even though at the moment she had left the cubs to swim for themselves, the fishermen were confident she would still want to be with her cubs.
After searching, the fishermen identified the last location where they had sighted the mother bear. But, how long would it take for the mother bear to be reunited with her cubs? and what would she do when she saw them again?