Baby Bear Rescued From A Pasadena Dumpster On Live TV
A cute baby bear found itself trapped in a Pasadena trash bin, and its thrilling rescue was broadcast live via a news chopper.
Last night, an adorable cub found its way into a trash bin, but couldn't find its way out of the enclosure, NBC LA reports, who had a chopper in the sky streaming the whole thing live. A concerned mother bear was of little help in the rescue effort, but was being very protective of her ward.
Rescuers showed up to help in the morning, first by offering the cub a ladder. Because the mama bear was so near, rescuers couldn't approach the cub. So, they darted the mama bear to sedate her. The baby was then able to use the ladders to climb out of the dumpster.
And the rescue team helped the baby over a fence, so it could find its mother.
After some hiding in separate trees, the pair was reunited. The two then strolled through Pasadena, looking for a place to take a nap.
They eventually wandered into a wooded area and the chopper lost sight of them, and that was that. Or was it? Right as the chopper was about to call it a day, the bears came back out to feast on a pizza box near another trash bin, then lounge poolside at someone's house. This is still going on, and you can watch NBC's live feed below. Currently, there is a lot of speculation about the darting as the mother appears to not be as sleepy as they assumed she'd be.