QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are keeping an eye on a lone, emaciated bear cub that may have lost its mother to the country’s largest wildfire burning in Northern California.
The pointy-eared cub has been seen rambling solo along a mountain road burned by the Dixie Fire near Taylorsville.
A firefighter said they’ve been monitoring the cub for several days, to determine if it is an orphan.
A wildlife rescue team was waiting to extract the emaciated cub from the burn-scarred area.
The cub has been seen peering through brush and leaping through plants covered in fire retardant chemicals.