Bear cub gets head stuck in cookie jar

NEW JERSEY (NBC/New Jersey Dept. Of Environmental Protection) — A bear cub is recovering in New Jersey Wednesday morning, after falling victim to temptation and getting into all kinds of trouble.

Somebody in Ringwood, N.J., put a cookie jar in the trash last Friday.

The cub just couldn’t resist and got its head stuck in the jar.

Then, it got stuck about 40 feet up a tree — with the jar still on its head.

After tranquilizing the bear, rescuers brought it down and carefully cut off the jar.

The bear is now in the care of a wildlife rehabilitator.

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