US Hiker Given Warning for Rescuing ‘Abandoned’ Bear Cub | BBC News


A hiker in the US has avoided criminal charges after rescuing what appeared to be an abandoned black bear cub from an Oregon trail.

Corey Hancock, 41, spotted the bear lying on his back alone when returning from a hike on Monday evening.

He said he believes the malnourished bear cub’s mother had purposefully left him or been shot by hunters.

It was initially suggested he could face charges for removing the cub from his habitat.

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