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Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby ERIC » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:38 pm

Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

BY MEENA HARTENSTEIN
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, August 15th 2010, 2:48 PM


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In this July 31, 2010 photo released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, two black bear cubs, one with a jug on its head, run along a roadway in Ocala National Forest, FL.

Hey, Boo Boo, that's not a picnic basket on your head!

After 10 days of having his head stuck, a little black bear can finally breathe easy again.

The six-month old cub, nicknamed "Jarhead," was rooting around in the trash in central Florida when it nosed his way into a clear plastic container and couldn't get out.

The cub was trapped that way for nearly two weeks, unable to eat or drink.

Responding to reports from nearby residents who had spotted the cub, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) sent a team, including a bear-response agent, to the area to intervene.

But finding the elusive bear was "a lot easier said than done," said the biologists, who knew the cub would die if they couldn't free it from the jar.

Though the bear and its family - the cub was traveling with its mother and two siblings - were spotted for eight days in a row, they eluded traps and then disappeared for two days.

The team feared the cub had starved to death, but just as they were ready to give up, the bears returned.

Biologists had to shoot the cub's fiercely protective mother with a tranquilizer dart so they could tackle Jarhead and remove the...

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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby rlown » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:43 pm

looks a little like a discarded bearvault. :D

yes, my attempt at a joke. go with it.

Glad they got it off it's head.

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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby rayfound » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:53 am

Bearvault was the first thing I thought too.
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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:17 am

Yeah it does look like a bear vault at first glance, but then the threads on the collar
look to big.
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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby dave54 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:18 pm

There is a Winnie the Pooh story just like this.....

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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby quentinc » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:48 pm

And the bear cub on the right looks like something out of a Disney animation. I find this story just a trifle suspicious. A bear can survive for 10 days without water?
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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby maverick » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:09 pm

Your right Q, now that Im taking a better look the front bear looks like
two separate photo's combined.
Look at the color difference, front of the bear is black and the back is
grayish/black, and then the obvious line separating the colors.
Also the rear is much more in focus as opposed to the blurry front part.
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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby rlown » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:23 pm

maverick wrote:Your right Q, now that Im taking a better look the front bear looks like
two separate photo's combined.
Look at the color difference, front of the bear is black and the back is
grayish/black, and then the obvious line separating the colors.
Also the rear is much more in focus as opposed to the blurry front part.


There's no motive to photoshop such a photo, and the camera wasn't like a DSLR out there; these are fish and game people. The shadows under the bears seem to match time of day. If you didn't have water for 10 days, you might not be moving fast, whereas the lead bear was on a mid bolt. As for coat color.. That mark on his back is a swirl of color. Not all bears are of a solid color which depends mostly on which way the fur grows, and if you compare his front left ear and the rear rump, same refraction.

Conspiracy theorists.. :p Next someone might take that photo and overlay some lightning over from bear to bear.. :D

still think the bear was lucky to make it 10 days w/o water.
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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby maverick » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:07 pm

Let me add that the movement is not bear like, and I believe that it is a dog in
a bear suit, and the line at the middle of the bear is just a poor attempt to attach
the two pieces together, how's that for conspiracy theory?
No collars, so lightening would not be believable, though I guess that could be added to
as could some sparks, could make an interesting photo's Russ, thanks.
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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby dave54 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:45 pm

maverick wrote:..., how's that for conspiracy theory? ...


The aliens installed the jar during the abduction. :lol:
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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby rlown » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:50 pm

nah.. there'd be a probe as well sticking out the other end.. Mav, can you photoshop that in?
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Re: Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:34 pm

I think you may be on to something Dave, maybe the probes/antennas are
implanted in the very large and erect ears of the first bear?
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