Bear cub dropped off at station charms Ore. police

Chief says the cub was "very well behaved" while staying overnight at the station


By Gosia Wozniacka
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police in southern Oregon held an unlikely suspect overnight: an adorable bear cub.

Myrtle Creek Police Chief Don Brown says a teen boy and his parents dropped off the cub in a plastic container at the police station Monday. The boy found the young animal whimpering in the woods outside his house on the outskirts of town.

It's unclear where the cub's mother was.

Brown says it was dangerous for the boy to pick up the cub, because the mother bear could have attacked him. He says the cub was "very well behaved" while staying overnight at the station.

Police and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials looked for the cub's mother but couldn't find her.

The cub is now at the University of Oregon receiving a veterinary checkup.

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