Maryland state wildlife workers removed a milk can from a bear’s head in a rescue reminiscent of “Winnie the Pooh.”
The wildlife response team was called early Monday to a rural location near Thurmont to rescue an adult male black bear with his head stuck inside a metal milk can, Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Karis King said.
The bear was calm, but the workers tranquilized him for safety reasons before carefully removing the can using an electric hand saw, King said. The animal regained consciousness, lifted his head and walked into the nearby woods.
The bear weighed 175 to 200 pounds, King said.
In the children's story, Winnie the Pooh gets his head stuck in a honey jar.