Cub’s 10-day jar ordeal over
A black bear cub affectionately known as “jarhead” can finally enjoy a good meal.
A clear plastic container was removed from the six-month-old cub’s head after being stuck for at least 10 days.
The cub poked its head into the jar when digging through trash in a neighbourhood in central Florida, USA.
Biologists say the cub was days away from death because the jar made it impossible to eat or drink.
The team had to tranquilise the mother bear and then grab the cub to remove the jar from the bear’s head.
The subdued mother was then 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.