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Jar removed from bear cub's head

Published 15/08/2010 | 01:22

The cub has had the jar removed
The cub has had the jar removed

A black bear cub in the United States affectionately known as "jarhead" can finally enjoy a good meal.

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A clear plastic container was removed from the 6-month-old cub's head after being stuck there for at least 10 days. The cub poked its head into the jar while digging through rubbish in a neighborhood in central Florida.

Biologists say the cub was days away from death because the jar made it impossible to eat or drink. The vet team had to use tranquillisers on the mother bear and grab the cub to remove the jar from the bear's head.

The subdued mother was put in a trap and the cubs followed. After she awoke and nursed the cubs, the bears were moved to a less populated area nearby.

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