Ruidoso Bear Rescue

Animal lovers came to the rescue, providing a clever escape for three trapped dumpster-diving bear cubs. Dubbed the “Ruidoso bear rescue mission” and “The bear ladder,” this sweet YouTube video shows Good Samaritans getting creative with their bear cub rescue effort. The trio of cubs climbed into a dumpster near Ruidoso, New Mexico and couldn’t get out. Nearby neighbors heard cries throughout the night, and when it was safe, Shirley and Tom Schenk came to the rescue. Tom backed his pick-up truck to the dumpster while Shirley laid a ladder inside the dumpster so the cubs could climb out. In the video, you also see the momma bear walk away so the neighbors could help. A few seconds later, out come the cubs!