Minnesota Sheriff’s Office Rescues Bear Cub Found Laying On A Driveway
A Minnesota Sheriff's Office posted to social media yesterday a picture of a bear cub being held by a deputy and then another photo of the cub in the back of a squad car, and a third picture of the cub inside a pet carrier. The cub was found by a caller laying on a driveway in Chisago County.
The cub appeared to the responding deputy to be in 'rough shape' as it seemed to have become 'separated from its mother'.
The cub was taken to Roseville to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and if the cub rebounds in Roseville, it is expected to be released back into the wild, and that would happen near Garrison.
According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:
Black bears mate during May-July. The fertilized egg implants in November and the cubs are usually born in January, while the mother is denning. In Minnesota litters are most often of three cubs. They leave the den usually in early April and remain with the mother for 17 months, hibernating with her when they are 1 year old.
Based on that information it's likely that this cub was only just born during our last winter.
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