Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife agents rescued a bear cub with its paw caught in a tree near Brooklyn Wednesday morning.
A state Department of Natural Resources employee heard the cub crying near Smith Creek Road and reported it to WDFW. Two biologists responded and found the cub up a tree with a back paw stuck in a fork and the mother pacing back and forth nearby. They cut the limb below the cub’s paw to set it free and it promptly climbed another tree, apparently not seriously injured.
The biologists took no further action because the bears were in a remote area and not interacting with humans.