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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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