Cub with jar on head

After a three day pursuit, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service, with assistance from the Maryland Natural Resources Police, successfully tranquilized a 100-pound male black bear cub to remove a plastic jar that was stuck around its head.

The rescued cub was freed near the Wisp Resort in McHenry during the annual Autumn Glory Festival.

“Our response staff did an outstanding job dealing with this very public situation, and handled it in a most professional and responsible manner,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said.

After the jar was removed, the healthy cub returned to the woods.

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS, ctn@times-news.com

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