Cops Chasing Bear Whose Head Is Stuck in Jar
But it's no joke: it hasn't eaten in 2 weeks
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Jul 22, 2010 10:39 AM CDT
Promoted on Newser Jul 22, 2010 2:47 PM CDT
This isn't the unlucky bear in Canada.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – Winnie the Pooh once got his head stuck in a honey jar, and it seems that one of his distant relatives, a black bear in Ontario, Canada, has gotten himself into a similar pickle—or at least the jar. The young bear first spotted two weeks ago with a plastic jar completely over its head has eluded the authorities thus far. Police are trying to tranquilize it before freeing it. (Click through to the link to see a photo shot by a local resident.)

While the public is aware of safety around bears, the concern is for the animal that has had no way to eat or drink during that time. In July 2008 in Minnesota, a bear had to be shot after six days with a jar over its head. "It’s a sad example of what happens when we don’t discard our recyclables. These animals don’t have to be in this distress,” one witness said. Read the full article at the Toronto Star.