Saturday 24 August 2019

Churn for the worse leaves bear with a sore head

The bear was said to be calm despite getting its head stuck in a milk churn (Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service/AP)
The bear was said to be calm despite getting its head stuck in a milk churn (Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service/AP)

Wildlife workers in Maryland have used an electric hand saw to remove a milk churn that was stuck on the head of a bear, in an episode reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh.

The wildlife response team was called to a rural area near Thurmont to rescue an adult male black bear with its head stuck inside the metal churn.

Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Karis King said the bear was calm, but the workers tranquillised it for safety reasons before carefully removing the can.

The 175lb animal then regained consciousness, lifted its head and walked into the nearby woods.

In AA Milne's children's story, Pooh gets his head stuck in a honey jar.

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