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WI family frees struggling bear with head stuck in jar

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, WI-- An evening planned for fishing turned into a rescue mission for one Wisconsin family over the weekend.

Tricia Hurt, her husband Brian, and son Brady were fishing on Marshmiller Lake when they spotted a bear swimming with a jar (or tub as she calls it) stuck on its head.

Never dreamt we would ever do this in our life time. Out on Marshmiller Lake yesterday with Brian Hurt and Brady Hurt when we spotted this poor bear. He made it to shore after all that.

Posted by Tricia Hurt on Sunday, June 28, 2020

Hurt filmed the encounter and posted the video to Facebook, which has now gone viral. In the video, the family attempts to maneuver around the bear several times to remove the jar from the bear's head.

The baby bear seemed to appear distressed as water started to pool into the jar.

Thankfully, Hurt was able to free the baby cub and it swam to shore safely.

Larissa Milles

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