'She's Working So Hard': Momma Bear Carries Three Cubs Across Lake On Her Back

A momma bear swam heroically across the Chippewa Flowage in Couderay, Wisconsin, on June 19 as three cubs hitched a lift across the water on her back.

Footage of the event was captured by Nelda Powers, who was vacationing in the area and, at the time, was enjoying a river cruise.

“We were on a two-week fishing trip with friends and it is our custom to take a Friday night sunset cruise on the Chippewa Flowage,” Powers told Storyful. “It was during one of these boat trips that we came upon this incredible scene.” Credit: Nelda Powers via Storyful