Family gets visit from orphaned bear cub, feeds him apples
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. The Hazens live 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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