After a 375 pound black bear was spotted looking for food in a residential neighborhood in the Sunshine State, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist Adam Warwick couldn't help but save the creature.

The bear was shot by a tranquilizer dart and was still able to amble away still conscious. Then, the unthinkable happened. The bear jumped into the Gulf of Mexico. Warwick, determined not to let the bear drown, took off his shirt and dove in after it.

We are glad of the happy outcome of the story and you, Mr. Warwick, deserve a medal for bravery. I don't even know how to grab my cat at bath time.

 
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