Motorists driving through Kootenay National Park in the Canadian Rockies witnessed a tense situation when one black bear cub found itself stranded on the highway. Unable to climb the concrete partition—and oblivious to the large hole nearby—the cub looks to its mother for assistance. According to the Daily Mail, the female bear was as equally nervous before snatching the cub up by its head.

“It was a very amazing sight to see,” said Ricky Forbes, who shot the footage.

Kootenay National Park was once home to fur traders, explorers, and was the meeting place of the First Nations. A large number of bears dwell within the park and now is the time of year when bears gorge on food after a winter of fasting. Officials advise visitors be extra careful of bear encounters.

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