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Bear Stuck in Jar Shot

In Animal News on July 31, 2008 at 6:06 pm

All the stories I’ve read recently about bears seems to end in the unnecessary death of the bear. In Minnesota, a black-bear had gotten its head stuck in a 2 1/2 gallon jar, presumably while rummaging for food. For six days, wildlife officials tried to capture the bear but ended up shooting it when the bear wandered into a festival in the city of Frazee. If the bear’s mouth was covered by the jar, it probably was not as large of a threat. It seems officials dealing with black bears are often a little trigger-happy and do not reserve killing the bear just for when it is a clear threat to people. Although, in this case, the bear could not eat or drink and was likely suffering from dehydration and hunger. I still wish the jar could have been removed and for the bear to go back to its normal life.

-Amanda Giffi

  1. I completely agree. They said the reason they had to shoot it was because they tried to shoot it with tranquilizers and kept missing. Seems they were accurate when they shot it with a bullet. Ignorant..

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