Nobody knew what strange animal was, but when help came to pick it up—they drop the news

January 10, 2018 9:33 am Last Updated: January 10, 2018 9:33 am

Quick question: What’s the weirdest animal you’ve ever seen in a dumpster? Was it a possum? A raccoon? A cat? How about this thing?

Peeking out from the safety of her new den.

Posted by The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Yes, when Butte County, California, residents saw this animal sniffing around a dumpster, they weren’t sure what it was or what to make of it but they knew that they needed to tell someone about it.

Just before Christmas, residents called the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to report the strange bald creature. Not taking the matter lightly, the department sent an urgent call to The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center (FFAWC) to investigate.

Turns out that calling them was the right move as FFAWC is one of only two places in the entire state qualified to handle … Are you ready for this? …. A BEAR!

This animal is a bear.

Since our winter weather has been mild, our little bear has been able to enjoy mid-seventies afternoons in her outdoor area of her recovery room.

Posted by The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center on Thursday, January 4, 2018

Specifically, it is a baby black bear with a bad case of mange, accounting for the lack of hair.