Bear cub with bucket on its head rescued after 3 days

Wildlife and Heritage Service response staff tracked a bear cub for three days in order to help it get a bucket off its head. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources)
Wildlife and Heritage Service response staff tracked a bear cub for three days in order to help it get a bucket off its head. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources) (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources)
Luckily for the bear cub, Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff caught up to it and were able to remove the bucket. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources)
Luckily for the bear cub, Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff caught up to it and were able to remove the bucket. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources) (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources)
The bucket that the bear cub had been trapped in for three days. (Luckily for the bear cub, Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff caught up to it and were able to remove the bucket. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources)
The bucket that the bear cub had been trapped in for three days. (Luckily for the bear cub, Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff caught up to it and were able to remove the bucket. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources) (Luckily for the bear cub, Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff caught up to it and were able to remove the bucket. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources))
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Wildlife and Heritage Service response staff tracked a bear cub for three days in order to help it get a bucket off its head. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources)
Luckily for the bear cub, Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff caught up to it and were able to remove the bucket. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources)
The bucket that the bear cub had been trapped in for three days. (Luckily for the bear cub, Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff caught up to it and were able to remove the bucket. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources)

McHENRY, Md. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Maryland tracked a black bear cub for three days in order to tranquilize it and remove a bucket that had gotten stuck on its head.

The Cumberland Times-News reported Sunday the 100-pound cub was freed near the Wisp Resort in McHenry during an annual autumn festival.

The Wildlife and Heritage Service of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said in a Facebook post that a crowd of onlookers at the resort was giddy to see the cub returned to the nearby woods.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, http://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html

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