Bear cubs rescued on Easter by Virginia State Police in Rockbridge County

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(Photos: Courtesy Virginia State Police)

(Photos: Courtesy Virginia State Police)

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A state trooper rescued three orphaned bear cubs hiding in a tree in Rockbridge County Easter morning.

According to VSP’s Facebook post on Sunday, two bear cubs were spotted heading for a tree near I-64 after their mother was struck and killed on the road. Early Easter morning, police say Trooper Nathan Combs went to the scene to see if he could find the cubs and ended up finding three huddled up in a tree.

Afterward, VSP says Trooper Combs reached out to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and “the wheels were put in motion for Operation Easter Cub Rescue!”

VSP says the cubs are safe — thanks to Trooper Combs, BARC Electric Cooperative, and Jimmy Southers Auto Towing & Repairs — and enjoyed an Easter feast at the Wildlife Center of Virginia on Sunday.

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