Female bear rescued from plastic container on her head

Black bear, photo: Geoff Brooks on Unsplash
Black bear, photo: Geoff Brooks on Unsplash

A female bear had her head stuck in a plastic container for nearly a month in the United States. She was finally rescued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

The animal had been spotted twice on security cameras near Naples in Florida. Wildlife officials managed to catch the animal three weeks later, on November 10.

The bear was darted, and a bear biologist removed the plastic container from the bear’s head, FWC wrote in a social media post on Monday.

FWC said that the bear was able to drink and eat through the hole of the container and was “still in great physical shape”. She did have a wound around her neck and face and needed to be treated with antibiotics.

The bear was released in a secure area of Picayune Strand State Forest.

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