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 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.

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Why might the family have fed the bear cub apple slices?
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  • raymondw-day
    11/09/2015 - 12:09 p.m.

    A black bear cub was found in Washington being feed apple slices… I probably would've tried to take the cub home and raise him as my own… lol… but the wildlife foundation found and rescued the cub, so everything worked out, but imagine having a bear as your pet… who needs a guard dog when you have a bear.

  • avery-fel
    11/09/2015 - 12:25 p.m.

    That is a great article. I'm glad the cub is safe.

  • jerianna-fel
    11/09/2015 - 12:28 p.m.

    I am very glad that the cub is safe. The cub deserves to have a wonderful life in the rehabilitation center and more to come after that.

  • desiree-fel
    11/09/2015 - 12:29 p.m.

    The bear was alone and looked hungry so they decided to be nice and feed it apple slices.

  • chastity-fel
    11/09/2015 - 12:30 p.m.

    To keep him feed and they didn't know if his mother was coming beck or not.

  • kaden-fel
    11/09/2015 - 12:30 p.m.

    It was aloan and Hungary, it had lost it mom.

  • jaden-fel
    11/09/2015 - 12:31 p.m.

    They fed him apple slices cause the bear had nothing to eat.

  • kaden-fel
    11/09/2015 - 12:31 p.m.

    It was alone and hungry.

  • rans-fel
    11/09/2015 - 12:32 p.m.

    They had to trap the bear in the cage so they put apple slices in the cage.

  • chloe-fel
    11/09/2015 - 12:32 p.m.

    To keep him healthy, and so that he didn't starve to death.

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