This photo taken Sept. 16, 2018, shows rescuers working to remove a hard plastic globe stuck on the head of a bear cub near Balsam Lake, Wis. (Deputy Jeff Hahn/Polk County Wis. Sheriff's Office via AP)
Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub’s head
Associated Press / 07:04 PM September 20, 2018
BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn’t a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe.
Authorities rescued the cub Sunday after a passer-by spotted it near Balsam Lake with the mother bear nearby.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office used a squad car to keep the mother away while authorities and two bear hunters worked on the globe as the cub was contained in a net.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Waak (wahk) says the thick globe resisted pliers, tin snips and pruning shears. It finally slipped off after bolt cutters were used.
The sheriff’s office posted a photo of the rescue on its Facebook page .
Waak says it’s unknown where the cub got the apparently ornamental globe. AB