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Minnesota deputy and good Samaritan rescue bear cub from highway

A black bear was rescued from the side of a Minnesota highway Sunday night with the help of good Samaritans and local law enforcement officers.

The Isanti County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that Deputy Damion Kosmosky, with the help of a good Samaritan, found and safely retrieved a baby black bear on Highway 65 in Stanchfield Township. did.

After getting the bear cub, the pair moved it to a spot in the forest where the mother and another cub were waiting.

“Tonight, Deputy Kosmoski, with the help of a good Samaritan from Stanchfield Township, rescued this young man from a traffic stop on Highway 65,” the sheriff’s office posted. “Although this incident ended positively, we do not recommend it to residents.” [to] Handling wild animals. ”

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Deputy Damion Kosmoski of the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office rescued a black bear cub from the side of a highway on April 7, 2024. (Isanti County Sheriff’s Office)

The post also included photos of the rescue.

One photo shows Kosmoski holding a cub wrapped in a pink towel, while another shows the mother bear and another cub waiting by a tree. Ta.

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A family of bear cubs waits nearby

Deputy Damion Kosmoski of the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office rescued a black bear cub from the side of a highway on April 7, 2024. (Isanti County Sheriff’s Office)

The sheriff’s office said bear sightings continue across the county and advised residents to bring bird feeders indoors and to keep trash off the curb until trash day.

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fox 9 Residents near Cambridge, Minnesota, reportedly saw a black bear roaming near a lake, according to a report in Minneapolis. The same bear is reportedly seen walking up and down the road and rummaging through trash cans looking for fruit.

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