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Bear cub caught in tree with cookie jar stuck over head


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Bear cub caught in tree with cookie jar stuck over head

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jul 4, 2014

This bear was caught with its hands -- well, head -- in the cookie jar.

An inquisitive little 6-month-old bear found a jar of animal crackers while recently exploring trash in a Ringwood, N.J., neighborhood. However, while attempting to eat the jar's remaining crumbs, the 28-pound cub got his head stuck.

Terrified of being approached by humans, the animal swiftly climbed a tree to escape, however, it got stuck an estimated 40-feet up.

The area was netted by rescue crews and the bear was tranquilized so that the firefighters could safely remove the jar. "The cub was dehydrated and distressed, so staffers dunked him in cool water," reports CBS New York.

This real-life Winnie the Pooh is now being cared for by an animal rehabilitator.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.