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Bar Owner Rescues Bear From Jar on Head

Bar Owner Rescues Bear From Jar on Head

The bear had a cooking oil jar stuck to its head for at least 11 days

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Pennsylvania bar owner Jody Boyle and a volunteer posse of bear rescuers saved a brown bear that had been wandering the area with a cooking oil jar stuck to its head for at least 11 days.

Attracted by the smell of the cooking oil, the bear had evidently put its head into the jar to get some food and then gotten stuck. It had been wandering around bumping into things, but until this weekend nobody managed to catch up to it, even though the bear fell into at least two swimming pools while trapped that way.

"He put his head in, and had a problem," said Mike Jurbala, another rescuer, in an interview with Fox News. "He'd have died in a couple more days."

The bear was first spotted on June 3, wandering around stuck in a jar like Winnie the Pooh.

"I thought, `No one is going to believe us,"' said Morgan Laskowski, a bartender and member of the bear-rescuing crew.

Armed only with a lasso and flashlights, the rescuers managed to track the bear to a backyard by the noise it made running into things. They managed to get it into position for Pennsylvania Game Commission employee Jeff Hubler to yank the red plastic jar off its head and free it, then they got out of the way before they could be attacked by a hungry bear.

"You'd think the bear would be weak, because it hadn't eaten or drunk for a week, but it was strong," one of the rescuers said.


Bear with head stuck in jar is rescued in Pa.

JAMISON CITY, Pa. (AP) — Four central Pennsylvania residents said they used only a rope and a flashlight during a wild chase to rescue a young bear whose head had been stuck in a plastic jar for at least 11 days.

The frightened but powerful bruin fell into a swimming pool at least twice during the ordeal, according to a report Saturday in the Press Enterprise of Bloomsburg (http://bit.ly/166z97k ). But the group eventually yanked off the jar and set the animal free.

"I thought, 'No one is going to believe us,'" said Morgan Laskowski, 22, the bartender at the Jamison City Hotel and a member of the impromptu bear-wrangling team.

Area residents first spotted the 100-pound bruin with its head in a red jar on June 3, but it eluded game wardens. The animal was attracted to the container because it appeared to have once contained cooking oil.

"He put his head in, and had a problem," said Mike Jurbala, 68, another rescuer. "He'd have died in a couple more days."

Jurbala saw the bear Thursday night as he was leaving the bar at the Jamison City Hotel. He called Jeff Hubler, a local employee of the state Game Commission who had been among those trying to capture it for days with a lasso.

The two teamed up with Laskowski and her mother, bar owner Jody Boyle, to follow the bear through the darkness.

"You knew where he was because you could hear him banging into things," Jurbala said.

They cornered the bear in a resident's backyard, where it ended up falling into a pool a couple of times. Eventually, they wrangled the animal into a position where Hubler could pull off the jar.

"You'd think the bear would be weak, because it hadn't eaten or drunk for a week, but it was strong," Boyle said.

Hubler said people should keep lids on food jars that they throw away.

Information from: Press Enterprise, http://www.pressenterpriseonline.com

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A screengrab from the video showing the family lends a helping hand to the struggling bear.

Sakeena Banday, Gulf Today

A Wisconsin family rescued a swimming bear after they found it was struggling with a plastic jar stuck on its head in the middle of the Marshmiller Lake near Bloomer.

Brian, Tricia and Brady Hurt were fishing in Northern Wisconsin when they spotted this bear with a plastic container stuck over his head.

The distressed bear could hardly keep its head above water as it struggled to free its head from the plastic container.

A screengrab of the baby bear with the plastic container stuck on his head.

Tricia Hurt filmed the video as her husband try to rescue the struggling bear for life.

After several attempts finally getting close to it the plastic container was removed off his head and the family screamed with joy.

&ldquoYou saved our little bear. Swim happy,&rdquo said Tricia Hurt at the end of the clip.

Brian Hurt told local media, "Once I got it off you could really tell the difference, because, it was like, it could get proper air at that point."

After their help the bear swam back to the shore safely.

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Tricia Hurt, her husband Brian, and their son Brady were fishing when they spotted the animal swimming in the lake and decided to lend a helping hand.

A Wisconsin family was boating on Marshmiller Lake in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, over the weekend and stumbled across a small bear that was struggling to swim with what appeared to be a cheese ball jar stuck on its head.

Tricia Hurt, her husband Brian, and their son Brady were fishing when they spotted the animal swimming in the lake and decided to lend a helping hand.

"We knew that if we didn't do something, we are pretty sure it would not have made it to shore," Tricia Hurt told CNN. "It was really huffing and puffing, my husband said."

The Hurt family noticed something floating in the water when they were headed back to the boat landing after a day of fishing on Marsh-Miller Lake on Saturday,

26-year-old Brady Hurt thought it might be a rock, until he saw it move. While his father, Brian Hurt, , said it was probably a dog. It was his mother, Tricia Hurt who realized it was something more unusual.

"I said, 'That ain't no dog. I think that's a bear,'" Tricia Hurt told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "We got closer and I said, 'Yeah, that's a bear that got hungry and got its head stuck in a bucket.'"

The young black bear was swimming across the lake struggling to breathe with a plastic cheese ball container around its head.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had been contacted several times but had been unable to locate it thanks to the rural, wooded landscape, Hurt said.

Since Hurt posted the video to her Facebook on Sunday, it has amassed almost 800,000 views.


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The frightened but powerful bruin fell into a swimming pool at least twice during the ordeal, according to a report Saturday in the Press Enterprise of Bloomsburg. But the group eventually yanked off the jar and set the animal free.

"I thought, 'No one is going to believe us,'" said Morgan Laskowski, 22, the bartender at the Jamison City Hotel and a member of the impromptu bear-wrangling team.

Area residents first spotted the 100-pound bruin with its head in a red jar on June 3, but it eluded game wardens. The animal was attracted to the container because it appeared to have once contained cooking oil.

"He put his head in, and had a problem," said Mike Jurbala, 68, another rescuer. "He'd have died in a couple more days."

Jurbala saw the bear Thursday night as he was leaving the bar at the Jamison City Hotel. He called Jeff Hubler, a local employee of the state Game Commission who had been among those trying to capture it for days with a lasso.

The two teamed up with Laskowski and her mother, bar owner Jody Boyle, to follow the bear through the darkness.

"You knew where he was because you could hear him banging into things," Jurbala said.

They cornered the bear in a resident's backyard, where it ended up falling into a pool a couple of times. Eventually, they wrangled the animal into a position where Hubler could pull off the jar.

"You'd think the bear would be weak, because it hadn't eaten or drunk for a week, but it was strong," Boyle said.


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Zanzibar is open with good reviews. Patrons praise the pool tables and complaints are of bartenders favoring friends for service and tables. Owner Ami changed the name from Stars & Stripes Badass Billiards back to Zanzibar after the bar was renamed during the show.

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The Underworld Grill & Bar was renamed to The End and closed in February 2016 after failing to renew their lease. They had moved location a few doors down and business was reportedly up 40%.

Kerry's Sports Pub was renamed to Bacon Bar and is open. Reviews are mostly positive with compliments of the food they serve.

Bungalow Bar is open and reviews are mostly positive.

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MT Bottle is closed in December 2019 and the bar was sold to new owners for $325,000 in January 2020. Owner Tracy passed away in April 2019. Reviews prior to closure were mixed and Jon's changes were undone and they lost their liquor licence.

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R.G.'s Loungeclosed in October 2016 after being renamed to BarCode. Sales after Bar Rescue were up 37% prior to the closure.

O'Banion's Bar & Grill is open and was renamed to Sorties Tavern. The bar was sold to new owners in 2016 due to medical reasons and prior to the sale they had to replace a number of chairs and other items as they weren't fit for commercial use. Reviews have improved under the new ownership.

KC's Bar & Grill is open. They operated as a members only bar charging a membership fee and many reviews are mixed. Patrons complain of poor service and compliment the welcoming atmosphere.

O'Face Bar is open despite Yelp claiming it is closed? Co-owner Matthew has had many brushes with the law and has been charged with sexual abuse, failing to register as a sex offender and assault. Reviews are mostly negative with consistent comment on poor service but hard to tell if all reviews are genuine due to owner's reputation.

Scoreboard was renamed Agave Junction Cantina and closed in September 2018. There was a stabbing incident with three injured at the bar in December 2016. Reviews prior to closure were mixed with negative comments on service.

The Tailgate was renamed to The Shot Exchange and is open with new owners after they sold the bar in 2015. Reviews are very mixed.

Bryant's Ice House was renamed to Wildcatter Saloon and is open. Reviews are positive with reports of a great atmosphere with great music. Jon was due to return to the bar for another rescue after the bar was damaged after Storm Harvey but had to pull out after Jon contracted pneumonia.

Pat's Cocktails is open and reviews are mostly positive with the odd complaint of poor service. Patrons enjoy the live sports, BBQ food and chilled atmosphere.

Oasis Hookah Bar closed in February 2017 after a renewal of their liquor licence was declined after a large number of 911 calls due to fights and disorderly conduct at the bar.

Mary's Outpost is open. Reviews are mostly positive on Google with compliments to the karaoke and welcoming environment but some women speak of unwanted advances by the owners.

The End Zone Sports Bar and Grill is open and reviews are mostly positive. Initially reviews were most positive with cheap drinks and good food although reviews have declined in 2019/20 with complaints of a sewage smell and poor service received.


Bear cub rescued from tree with cookie jar stuck on head

A frightened bear cub got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar while rummaging through some trash and had to be rescued from a tree.

Environmental Protection Department spokesman Larry Ragonese said the six-month-old cub apparently found the cookie jar last Friday night in Ringwood , near the New York border.

As the 13 kg animal tried to eat what remained in the jar, he apparently pulled it over his head and it got stuck.

The cub became spooked when approached and went up a tree but got wedged about 12 metres up.

Environmental protection staffers arranged netting in case the bear fell to the ground. After the animal was tranquilized by a department biologist, it was brought down and local firefighters gingerly cut the jar off its head.


Family Saves Bear In Water Who Got Its Head Stuck In Plastic Cheese Ball Container

A Wisconsin family out for a day of fishing on a local lake saved a young bear who had gotten a cheese ball jar stuck on its head.

For most people, an exciting day out fishing with the family is usually hauling in a really big catch but for the Hurt family of Wisconsin, their day out fishing on a local lake was made exciting by a run-in with a black bear! While most people would immediately head in the opposite direction if they came across a bear in the wilderness, the Hurt family went above and beyond to help this bear that was clearly in distress.

While wrapping up their day fishing on Marsh-Miller Lake in Wisconsin the Hurt family, mom Tricia, dad Brian and son Brady happened to spot something swimming in the water with a giant cheese puffs tub stuck on their head. Initially, the family speculated about what it was swimming in the water, with Brian initially thinking it might have been a dog who was in a precarious situation. The family quickly realized that what they had spotted wasn't a family pet. "I said, 'That ain't no dog. I think that's a bear,'" Tricia Hurt told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "We got closer and I said, 'Yeah, that's a bear that got hungry and got its head stuck in a bucket.'"

Thankfully for the bear, the Hurt family were determined to do all they could to remove the bucket from its head. After initially making contact and Brian trying to pull the tub off the bear's head, it got scared and swam away. Tricia then instructed her son to turn the boat around and come up alongside the frightened bear where Brian was successful in pulling the tub free. Tricia captured the entire rescue on camera and posted it to her Facebook page where it quickly went viral.

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

Tricia's heartwarming video has already been viewed more than 1 million times on her own Facebook page and re-posted countless times by other social media sites. Thousands of commenters have praised the family for doing all they could to help the defenseless bear. Tricia told the Sentinel that they posted the video after hearing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had been looking for it. "We just happened to be in the right place at the right time," she said.

Brian Hurt also said the family is happy they came across the young bear when they did, and assumed he wouldn't have survived much longer with that tub on his head. "We honestly believe if we hadn't run into that bear, it wouldn't have made it to shore," Tricia Hurt said. "It was so disoriented, it didn't know where shore was and it was so tired."

Tricia confirmed in her Facebook post that the young bear was able to swim to the shore safely after Brian successfully removed the tub from its head.


US family rescues bear cub swimming with jar stuck on its head. Viral video

Tricia Hurt was enjoying her time with family during an outing by the Marshmiller Lake in Wisconsin, US, and had an experience of a lifetime over the weekend. Along with her husband and son, Tricia, during the boat ride, managed to rescue a baby bear, who was swimming with a jar stuck on its head.

On Facebook, Tricia shared a video of the episode and it has gone viral with over nine lakh views. While boating, Tricia and her family found a bear swimming in the lake with his head stuck in a jar.

After following the bear for a while by steering their boat towards it, Tricia's husband managed to catch hold of the bear and pulled off the jar from its head. It heaved a sigh of relief as Tricia said, "Yes. We saved our little bear. Swim happy."

"Never dreamt we would ever do this in our life time. Out on Marshmiller Lake with Brian Hurt and Brady Hurt when we spotted this poor bear. He made it to shore after all that," Tricia Hurt said in the caption of her post.

Netizens applauded Tricia Hurt and her family for rescuing the bear and thanked them in the comments section.

"Real life heroes, what wonderful people you are. Lots of love to you," a comment reads. Another user said, "So wonderful of you to help this poor bear who must've been distressed and no doubt, exhausted. Thank you!"


Wis. logger rescues stuck black bear

A black bear was seen struggling by a lumberjack after getting its head stuck inside an old milk can, WEAU-TV in Eau Claire, Wis., reports.

Garrett Smith, a logger in Rice Lake, Wis., found the bear in a cornfield a few weeks ago, the station reports. Smith got permission from the landowner to help it, using his forwarder machine, according to WEAU-TV.

The situation was caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube on July 6.

In the video, Smith operates the machine and uses the claw to hold onto the can until the bear is set free. The bear gets picked up in the air and then wiggles its way out of the can and runs away.

As of Monday evening, the clip had garnered 492,374 page views.

Just last week, a bear cub in New Jersey was saved by the state Department of Environmental Protection after getting its head stuck in a discarded animal crackers jar.