Family gets visit from orphaned bear cub, feeds him apples
Family gets visit from orphaned bear cub, feeds him apples In this Oct. 20, 2015 photo, a bear cub, who was found wandering near the Bear River near Chinook, Wash., sits in a trap, to give his mother one last chance to find him. He has been taken to a wildlife rehabilitation facility by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife after being discovered by the Hazen family, which fed him apple slices. (Natalie St. John/The Chinook Observer via AP)
Family gets visit from orphaned bear cub, feeds him apples
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A family from southwest Washington had an unexpected visitor.

A small black bear cub wandered along Erica and Bruce Hazen's country road, peeking into their kitchen through a glass door.

One evening, the cub stood alone in the rain, looking for a way into the couple's home, just across the mouth of the Columbia River from Astoria.

The Daily Astorian reports the family fed the cub apple slices.

After the mother bear didn't appear for two nights, the Hazens called the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

A wildlife official captured the cub into a bear trap, with the help of more apple slices.

Because he's healthy, the cub will be taken to a rehabilitation facility where other bear cubs are being raised. The hope is that he'll eventually be released into the wild.

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Why might the family have fed the bear cub apple slices?
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  • collinc-lam
    11/18/2015 - 02:37 p.m.

    That cute cub was fed apple slices maybe because that was the only fruit that they could give the cub. I'm just curious how the cub got lost for two days and probably didn't get anything to eat in those two days. I'm just glad the cub is found and is taken care of. Or it could have been worse if he wasn't found!

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