There's nothing quite as refreshing as a swim on a warm, sunny day in Upstate New York. A mama black bear thought the same thing when she put her cub on her back and took a dip in the Great Sacandaga Lake near Gloversville. There was just one problem.

The bear's plunge occurred on a day the lake was full of boaters also enjoying a sunny, summer day. The good news is these animals would fare better than the moose that drowned swimming in Lake Champlain.

NY Department of Conservation officers Shane Manns and Paul Pasciak were on boat patrol at the lake when they received a call concerned about the bear's safety. The officers were able to coak the mama and baby back to shore by positioning their boat in their path. Once back on shore, mama and the baby ran into the woods.


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