The basic rule about baby bears is Do Not Go Near Them. Ever. But what do you do if they’re stuck in a garbage can, crying all night, with the mom stalking nearby? If you are this group of brave people, you rescue them:


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You kind of have to wonder how the bears got up into the dumpster to begin with, considering they needed a ladder to get out. Maybe Mom put them in so she could go catch fish with her friends.

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