Man Saves 375 lbs Black Bear from Drowning (with Photos and Video). Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist Adam Warwick just couldn’t let the bear drown, so he took off his shirt and dive after it. The 375 lbs black bear had been spotted in a residential area, obviously looking for food, and was shot with a tranquilizer dart. Unfortunately, before it went under, it jumped in the water of the Gulf of Mexico.”After watching the dramatic rescue effort unfold, local resident Thad Brett brought his digger to the beachfront to carry the bear away.” via TreeHugger :) ~ Thank you prickylegs for bringing this sweet story to me. I love it, and it’s nice to hear a happy story for a change!