A bear cub in Connecticut had to be rescued after it got its head stuck in a plastic jug. The incident happened after a mother bear got into a garbage can and one of her cubs stuck its head in the jug. Officials had to wait for the cub to come down from a tree and were able to tranquilize it and remove the container. The cub was uninjured and quickly found his family nearby.
The black bear cub got its head stuck in the plastic jar after it spilled out from a knocked over garbage can. https://t.co/nPr3nV560l— Bangor Daily News (@bangordailynews) July 1, 2022
“Given the warm weather and tight fit of the container, it was important to try and free the cub quickly,” the Connecticut Fish and Wildlife Division posted on Facebook. Make sure to conceal and secure any trash you have especially when wildlife is present.
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