In Long Creek, South Carolina a volunteer firefighter and his family were surprised to find three bear cubs in a box on the roadside. Brandon Poole said, "I thought it was little puppies in that little box, so I got closer to it, I noticed I heard squealing so I thought it was baby pigs. I got closer and picked one up. It was three baby bears."

Brandon went on to say, " I put them in the truck with us and got up here to the firehouse and called the game warden because I couldn't let them freeze that night. It got real cold. They could have died."

Back at the firehouse, the bear cubs were split up. Two were taken to the Appalachian Bear Rescue in Knoxville,Tennessee and one was taken to Charles Towne Landing in Charleston, South Carolina.

Who put the bear cubs in a box and left them on the side of the road?  That hasn't been determined yet. But Brandon Poole said, "It felt good, I'm kind of trained to save lives and help, so it felt real good to me."