Bear cub gets his head stuck in a cookie jar

2014-07-07 12:33
A bear cub that got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar. (Department of Environmental Protection, AP)

A bear cub that got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar. (Department of Environmental Protection, AP)

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Ringwood - A frightened bear cub got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar while rummaging through some trash and had to be rescued from a tree in New Jersey.

Environmental protection department spokesperson Larry Ragonese says the 6-month-old cub apparently found the animal crackers jar on Friday night in Ringwood, near the New York border.

As the 28-pound animal tried to eat what remained in the jar, he apparently pulled it over his head and it got stuck.

The cub became spooked when approached and went up a tree, but got wedged about 40 feet up.

DEP staffers arranged netting in case the bear fell to the ground. After the animal was tranquilised by a DEP biologist, it was brought down and local fire-fighters gingerly cut the jar off its head.


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