Got Milk? Vermont Bear's Adventure Inside A Milk Gallon!

By Meera Dolasia on April 22, 2010

Over the weekend, a young Vermont black bear payed dearly for his curiosity. Upon coming across an old fashioned milk gallon, the bear decided to stick his head inside only to discover, that he could not pull it out again.

Bumping around boulders and trees, the poor little thing meandered around the forests for about six hours before he was spotted, lying down exhausted and breathing heavily!

State biologist Forest Hammond tranquilized the bear and tried to lubricate his head with soap to see if the gallon would slide off. When that did not work, he recruited some firefighters who helped cut the can off gently, releasing the poor bear from his misery.

The whole process took about 45 minutes, but when it was finally done, the bear was absolutely okay and scampered away unhurt, from what was probably his worst nightmare.

Vermont officials believe that the bear was hungry and decided to put his head in the gallon after spotting some bird food at the bottom. We have a feeling that the little guy has learned his lesson and will not be seen poking his head inside anything ever again!

www.reformer.com, kptv.com

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  • pandalover123Monday, November 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm
    cute and sad
    • krish10
      krish10Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm
      Wow!
      • ikyra_marie
        ikyra_marieSaturday, March 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm
        adorable
        • piyrewqasdfghjkTuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:23 am
          looks like a poler bear
          • bear loverMonday, November 18, 2013 at 9:05 am
            POOR BEAR AT LEAST HE GOT OUT SAFELY :)
            • PandaLoverMonday, November 18, 2013 at 8:59 am
              That's Sad!!!!!!!!!
              • cahill74
                cahill74Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:32 am
                poor little bear!
                • cheyenne2
                  cheyenne2Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10:01 am
                  vermont was my state in 4th grade.
                  • FernandaTuesday, May 29, 2012 at 11:12 am
                    These bear is very cute but its so sad the bear was almost going to die.
                    • personTuesday, February 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm
                      poor bear :( could have died!

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