Family gets visit from orphaned bear cub, feeds him apples
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A family from southwest Washington had a surprising visitor.
A small black bear cub wandered along Erica and Bruce Hazen's country road. He peeked into their kitchen through a glass door.
One evening, the cub stood alone in the rain. It was looking for a way into the couple's home. The Hazens live just across the mouth of the Columbia River from Astoria.
The Daily Astorian reports the family fed the cub apple slices.
The mother bear didn't appear for two nights so the Hazens called the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
A wildlife official caught the cub in a bear trap. The official did this with the help of more apple slices.
Because he's healthy, the cub will be taken to a rehabilitation center. Other bear cubs are being raised there too.
The hope is that he'll one day be returned to the wild.
CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
Why might the family have fed the bear cub apple slices?
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