As you no doubt know, I’m a passionate environmentalist and advocate for wildlife.
And because we’re in such dire straits right now as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, I was quite happy to get a bit of nature news in my inbox just now. Some “feel good” news and I’m more than happy to pass it along.
An outdoor enthusiast passing through the Ocala National Forest a few weeks ago came upon an abandoned black bear cub on a dirt road.
This alert citizen did what anyone would do.
He took our hapless cub to a Florida Fish and Wildlife officer.
Because I’m an annual pass holder at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, I’m one of the many zoo supporters who got “the rest of the story” about our tiny, furry friend.
He’s now thriving in the care of of Zoo Curator Lauren Hinson and the rest of the staff.
If you’d like to read more about this happy situation, just follow this link.
I loved reading all about it. In fact, I could bear-ly contain my enthusiasm as I passed my delighted eyeballs over the happy missive from the PR crew at the zoo!
Yeah, sorry not sorry!
I hope you’re getting some relief today from the cares of the day. Take good care of yourself, by all means.
And look out for all God’s creatures, whether they walk around in jeans, suits or in their bear skin!
“Bulldog Ben” Basile
© 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile
Photo of a different cub from Nat’l Wildlife and Pictures