The concept of animals helping one another out when they are experiencing tough times may seem far fetched and this is especially true when one animal is a predator to another. This story of a crow and a bear goes to show just how much compassion animals can have for one another during tense situations. The crow had become trapped in a pond and was unable to free itself.
Crows cannot swim very well and it looked as if the bird was about to perish. A bear who was nearby noticed what was taking place and you would be forgiven if you automatically assumed that the beast was merely in search of an easy meal. After all, why would a bear ever pass up the chance to swoop in and enjoy a snack that is being offered to them on a silver platter like this?
This story came with quite the surprising twist, though. The bear approached the pond and did not immediately snatch up the crow as a tasty appetizer. Most of us would not think of bears as being very compassionate creatures, but these animals are capable of far more kindness than you could have ever imagined. This bear was far more inclined to help than to hurt.
Instead of removing the animal from the water and carrying it away for its own nefarious purposes, the bear used its strength for good. All it took was one swipe of its mighty paw and the crow was lifted to safety. We can’t begin to imagine how frightened the crow must have been when the bear began to approach. At that point, drowning probably seemed like the way to go.
But this bear did not want to make trouble for the crow. After the bird was saved from a watery grave, the bear placed the bird on dry land and simply walked away. We could all stand to learn something from this tale. Even though these animals are of two different species and would be considered enemies in most contexts, this bear was able to put all of that to the side and assist a fellow living being in need.
There is a definite parable here and this is the type of story that should make us all take a closer look at how we choose to live our lives. They say that you can tell a lot about a person by how they choose to treat those who cannot be of assistance to them and by that metric, this bear is A-OK in our book! Watch this awesome video to find out for yourself.