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My father feeding a bear cub in our home, 1965. | by Gary Sharp
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My father feeding a bear cub in our home, 1965.

My father Gordon Sharp owned and operated Sharp Logging Company that he and his father established in the early 1950’s near Reedsport, Oregon. He was at one of his logging sites in April, 1965 and came across a bear cub with no sign of its mother around so he brought the bear home and it liked being with us. We fed it milk with a baby bottle and took good care of it.

 

This photo shows my father feeding the cub. My mother remembers that Gordon contacted the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the bear was relocated, maybe to a zoo.

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Taken on September 9, 2018