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Bear cub with head stuck in jar rescued after 3 days

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 19:03:10-04

A 100-pound black bear cub is freed after having his head stuck in a plastic jar for three days.

On Friday, The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service along with the Maryland Natural Resources Police were able to successfully tranquilize the animal and remove the jar from around its head.

Officials say the cub, who they nicknamed 'Buckethead' was freed during the annual Autumn Glory Festival near the Wisp Resort in McHenry.

After being rescued, 'Buckethead' was released back into the woods.