Bear in a bucket means a tricky rescue

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CNN/SAMANTHA EIGENBROD) — In Pennsylvania, a black bear was dubbed the “bucket bear” after a run-in with a semi-air bag. The male cub was spotted in June with the bucket on its head and walked around with it for two months.

A local game commissioner said there wasn’t anything wildlife officials could do because the bear wasn’t hurting anyone. That’s when a group of people took action. They grabbed the bear and used a bow saw to free the animal. 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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