Black bear with plastic jar stuck on head rescued

- A black bear cub in Maryland was finally rescued after three days of wildlife officials attempting to tranquilize it and remove the plastic container from its head.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources saved the 100-pound male black bear cub, known affectionately as “Buckethead,” on Saturday at the Wisp Resort in McHenry.

“The crowd was very happy to see the cub safely handled and reunited with the sow and another cub,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Our response staff did an outstanding job dealing with this very public situation, and handled it in a most professional and responsible manner.”

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