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Bear seen on video walking down street with large white jar on its head

By Mason White 1:04 PM April 23, 2014
The jar stuck on bear’s head 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A bear was seen walking down a Canadian street with a large white jar stuck on its head, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

Passersby alerted the police after they saw the bear walking in Sudbury, Ontario, with the large white jar stuck on its head.

The bear walked down the street and even stumbled upon a police patrol car. The police called the Ministry of Natural Resources, and they sent officers to sedate the bear and remove the bottle from its head.

The jar became stuck after the bear tried to get the last bits out of the bird seed container. This was not the first time a bear was seen with a jar stuck on the head.

In June, a bear that had its head stuck in a plastic bottle for eleven days, finally got its head freed by concerned residents in Pennsylvania. Four residents of central Pennsylvania, said that they used only a rope and a flashlight during a wild chase to rescue a young bear, whose head had been stuck in the plastic bottle for at least 11 days.

The frightened but powerful bear fell into a pool at least twice during the rescue attempt. However, the group finally removed the bottle and set the animal free.

“I thought, ‘Nobody is going to believe this,’” Morgan Laskowski, 22, a bartender at the Jamison City Hotel, said. Area residents first saw the 100 pound bear with its head in a red bottle in the beginning of the month. The animal was attracted to the bottle as it once contained cooking oil.

“It put its head inside, and had a problem,” Mike Jurbala, 68, who helped the bear, said. “He would have died within a couple of days,” he added.

Jurbala saw the bear Thursday night, as he left the bar at Jamison City Hotel. He called Jeff Hubler, a local employee of the State Gaming Commission, who had been one of those trying to help the bear.

The two were joined by Laskowski and her mother, and bar owner Jody Boyle, to follow the bear through the darkness. “You knew where it was because you could hear it banging on things,” Jurbala said.

They cornered the bear in the backyard of a residence, where it ended up falling into a pool a couple of times. Finally, the animal was in a position that they could remove the bottle.

“You would think that the bear would be weak, because it did not eat or drink for a week, but it was strong,” Boyle said. Hubler said people should keep the lids on bottles of food they throw away.