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A mother bear crossing a lake in Metro Vancouver with two cubs recently had to turn back to save one of them from drowning and it was all captured on video.
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The incident took place at Pitt Lake, and was posted on YouTube by Chasing Dreams Mining last week.
The video shows the mother and two cubs crossing the lake – one of them on her back – before the other one in the water by itself appears to run into some trouble as it battles against the strong current in the water.
Seeming to realize what is happening, the mother bear turns back and makes a dash for her cub, who can be heard calling out to her.
For a moment, the cub in the water goes under the surface, but eventually the mother makes it to the cub who then climbs on to her back as the trio swim for shore.
“Had me just about to jump in the water after the cub when it went under,” the video’s description reads. “Thankfully everything worked out fine.”
Check out the incredible video below:
Pitt Lake is located 45.5 km from Vancouver.