Police officer rescues bear cub stuck in dumpster

This morning a momma bear and cub were rummaging through a dumpster when the lid fell enclosing the baby bear inside. Citizens nearby saw the mom trying to free her cub and called us. Momma bear was waiting on the hill when we arrived and Sgt. Mon Pere and Officer Donahue were able to free the little cub and send them both on their way.

REMEMBER to be #BearAware and LOCK up all your garbage containers! Help keep our bears wild!

Credit: Truckee Police