After spending nearly a month or more with a container stuck on its head a bear in the Southern Tier is free. According to the Department of Environmental Conservation the black bear was first spotted last month. Traps were set around the area to try and catch the "bucket head" bear. The bear was finally spotted and hit with a tranquilizer so DEC workers could safely remove the jug. After recovering in a trap overnight, the bear was released unharmed.
Photo Courtesy: DEC