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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  • BRENNANTuesday, March 1, 2016 at 4:02 pm
    Dark. but cute… and cool
    • emerald05
      emerald05Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:34 pm
      Poor bear..... Kind of like Winnie the Pooh!
      • emerald05
        emerald05Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm
        POOR bear! I feel bad for it... Kind of like Winnie the Pooh
        • 0jcangWednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:29 pm
          magic
          • snugybugy
            snugybugyThursday, September 10, 2015 at 12:44 pm
            ohhh poor bear!...but...i must admit it's funny too! hee ha ha!!!
            • emerald05
              emerald05Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:34 pm
              Ya. Haha!
              • emerald05
                emerald05Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:33 pm
                Ya. Kind of funny too, i admit.
              • bocaj89
                bocaj89Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:56 am
                i feel for it
                • catsThursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:38 am
                  where is this at
                  • 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

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