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Local heroes free bear that had head stuck in bucket for two months

Local heroes free bear that had head stuck in bucket for two months

A bear cub with its head stuck in a bucket was freed by concerned Pennsylvania citizens when local conservation officers refused to help the animal.

The bear was seen with the bucket on its head in June in the Perry Township of northwestern Pennsylvania's Clarion County, and the male cub became known as the "bucket bear." Clarion County's Local 21 News reports that the bear may have been wandering for two months with its head stuck in the bucket.

When a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer told citizens that conservation officers couldn't help the black bear because it "wasn't hurting anyone," a group of local residents used a bowsaw to cut the bucket off the bear on Monday afternoon. Check out a video of the bear's rescue below. --Meghan DeMaria