Wildlife officials in Maryland are called to free a bear from unfortunate predicament.
A black bear in Maryland needed some help from humans after it somehow got a milk can stuck on its head.
Someone first spotted the bruin on their property Monday evening in Frederick County, near Cunningham Falls State Park. They quickly notified state wildlife officials. They used a saw to help cut part of milk can off the animal’s head after tranquilizing the bear, the Washington Post reports.
It didn’t take long for a photo of the male bear after it was tranquilized to start going viral after it was shared on Twitter by the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage account.
There was no comment by officials on why the bear may have stuck its head in the can, so the animal’s motives are anyone’s guess. Wildlife officials estimated the bear weighed somewhere near 200 or less pounds. Soon after the can was removed, it happily returned to the woods.
I think it’s pretty safe to say that this was this bruin’s lucky day!