A. Wrap the cubs in your jacket and take them home.
B. Keep them warm and call your state wildlife agency.
C. Take photos and leave any food you can spare with the cubs.
D. Immediately leave the area. If the cubs are still there and in distress the next morning, call your state wildlife agency.
If you picked D, good for you. We know it’s tough to walk away and leave helpless cubs to fend for themselves.
But bears are great moms. It’s very unlikely the little guys have been abandoned. In fact, there’s an excellent chance mom is nearby, waiting anxiously for you to disappear. The longer you stay, the longer she will be separated from her cubs.
That’s why the very best thing you can do if you come across bear cubs that appear to be abandoned is to take a few seconds to appreciate this very special moment and then immediately leave the area.