Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Sees Bear Cubs Struggling To Swim, Then Decides To Do Something Extremely Dangerous.

Mother Nature Is Merciless

Mother Nature Is Merciless

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The man was in distress watching the little bears struggle to keep themselves afloat. Their mother was far from them, unable to save them from drowning. The man was nothing more than fisherman who just so happened to be in the right place at the right time. He figured that this sort of thing happened in nature quite frequently. Once he heard the terrified cries of the bear cubs, he knew that he needed to help. As he turned to his friend, he began to think of a plan.

A Day For Fishing

A Day For Fishing

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Ruslan Lukanin, who was born in Moscow, didn't go to the lake that day to be a part of a rescue mission. He just wanted to go out there to spend a relaxing day drinking and fishing with his friend. Considering that Lake Vygozero had an area of 776 miles and more than 500 wooded islands, it was a definite possibility that anything could happen. It wasn't long before Ruslan and his friend were witnesses to the ruthlessness of nature.

Trouble In The Water

Trouble In The Water

As Ruslan and his friend were fishing they noticed three animals in the water. It was a mother bear and her cubs attempting to cross the lake, which wasn't uncommon since bears are all over the Russian wilderness. It didn't take long for the men to notice that something was wrong. The mother bear was swimming confidently toward an island, but her cubs were beginning to struggle. Ruslan and his friends couldn't believe what was happening.

Saving Herself

Saving Herself

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It was a windy day and the lake's current was pretty strong. It wasn't long before the mother bear was drifting away from her cubs. Female bears have an extremely strong motherly instinct, but it was safe to say that she was looking out for her own safety. She continued to swim towards the island as her cubs struggled to stay above the water. The two men realized they were about to witness the cubs drown. Ruslan knew that was something he wasn't going to allow to happen.

The Cubs Continued To Struggle

The Cubs Continued To Struggle

In fear of the mother turning around and attacking the men and their boat, Ruslan didn't want to attempt to rescue the cubs until she was far enough away. But as time passed, Ruslan and his friend watched the cubs become even more desperate to survive. Finally, the mother seemed to be at a safe enough distance. They steered the boat over to the cubs, making sure that they didn't scare them. They were surprised to see that the cubs realized that they were there to help.

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