Connecticut DEEP officials remove container stuck on bear cub's head

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the bear was at risk of asphyxiation.

News 12 Staff

Jul 1, 2022, 10:35 AM

Updated 750 days ago

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A black bear cub in Harwinton is safe after environmental officials were able to remove a container stuck on its head.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the bear was at risk of asphyxiation.
Biologists waited for the bear to come down from a tree before safely removing the container. 
DEEP has more information on black bears on its website. 
The Connecticut Fish and Wildlife organization is reminding everyone to properly dispose of your garbage and recyclables to avoid similar situations.


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