While out on the lake in Sawyer County, Wisconsin in June, one family captured amazing video. They had the privilege of seeing a bear carrying her cubs through the water on her back.
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In the video, the family describes how they were in a boat when they saw bears in the water. To get her offspring to the other side of the river, the mother bear swam across it. When they went by, the family rode up to the bear and stood there watching.
The mother’s job of holding her body and head afloat while carrying her babies was difficult, but she did not give up. She pushed through the challenge and made it to the other side of the river. The bears hopped off her back and dashed into the woods.
Nelda Powers, a family member who witnessed the incident, uploaded the video to her Facebook page and YouTube channel, where it rapidly gained popularity. The family had the opportunity to witness the occurrence while on a two-week finishing holiday, according to CBS.Nelda and her husband Dan are both natives of Crown Point, Indiana. They were with a fisherman when this once-in-a-lifetime experience occurred.
The community was taken aback by what they saw and initially had no idea what to do with the video. They agreed to post it online after some deliberation and are obviously pleased.
The video is touching and demonstrates the depths of a mother’s affection. Even as a bear, she is willing to go to any length to protect her children, and it is clear from the video that she is exhausted from ferrying them across the river.
Nelda’s family trailed the bears all the way to the beach to make sure they didn’t get into any mischief. They were prepared to act if necessary.
Just a few months after birth, bear cubs are usually able to go into the water. While these bears enjoy swimming, their mother knew that her children would not be able to keep up with them over such a long distance. Although cubs are excellent swimmers, they do not have the endurance to swim long distances until they are much older.
The average adult bear can swim nearly 200 miles without stopping, but the mother was a little weighted down with her children on her back.
She is also protecting her cubs from possible predators by holding them on her back. Young bear cubs are often preyed upon by aquatic creatures such as crocodiles and snakes as they frolic in the waters.
They are in grave danger of being kidnapped by a predator without their mother to defend them. Thankfully, the mother considered all possibilities before deciding to bear her children on her back.