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Officers rescue bear cub from dog trap

The Henderson County sheriff's office credits a deputy and wildlife officer for rescuing a bear cub that became trapped in a dog trap.

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Deputy GW Mayo answered a call Saturday at Double Creek Lane in Flat Rock, where the bear cub was trapped. To make matters more interesting, the mother bear remained in the area, watching her cub.

"Deputy Mayo stayed on scene to make sure no one got between the mama bear and her cub until the Wildlife Officer was able to respond. Deputy Mayo assisted in getting the cub out of the trap while the mama bear was circling and getting more upset. The Wildlife Officer and Deputy Mayo were able to free the cub without injuring at which point the cub and its mama went on their way," the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post.

"Great job by Deputy GW Mayo for assisting Wildlife with the call and keeping the scene secure until their arrival!" the Facebook post concluded.