Bear rescued after head gets stuck in cookie jar
July 3, 2014, 12:05 am TWN
RINGWOOD, New Jersey--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.
Environmental Protection Department spokesman Larry Ragonese says the 6-month-old cub apparently found the cookie jar Friday night in Ringwood, near the New York border.
As the 13-kilogram 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 12 meters up.
Environmental protection staffers arranged netting in case the bear fell to the ground. After the animal was tranquilized by a department biologist, it was brought down and local firefighters gingerly cut the jar off its head.