Moment wildlife officer helps remove bucket that sat on the head of a Denver bear for a week

Moment wildlife officer helps remove a bucket stuck on the head of a Denver bear – for a WEEK

  • Video captured as conservationists helped to remove a bucket that had sat on a bear’s head for a week in Denver
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted a video of the rescue on Thursday, calling it a ‘wildlife rescue success story’
  • The bear ran around the foothills west of Boulder for a week with a chicken feed on its head before conservationists tracked her down
  • The rescue was initiated by Drew McConaughy and friend Dave Sherman who saw the bear and while working on a cabin at the bottom of the hill
  • Once the chicken feeder was out, the bear went back through the mountains, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said

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Video captured the moment conservationists helped to remove a bucket that had been stuck on a bear’s head for a week in Denver.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted video of the rescue to facebook on Thursday, calling it a “wildlife rescue success story.”

The bear ran around the foothills west of Boulder for a week with a chicken feed on its head, but when residents reported it, conservationists were able to track her down.

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Video captured as conservationists helped to remove a bucket that had sat on a bear’s head for a week in Denver

Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted a video of the rescue on Thursday, calling it a

Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted a video of the rescue on Thursday, calling it a “wildlife rescue success story.”

The rescue was initiated by Boulder residents Drew McConaughy and his friend Dave Sherman who spotted the bear while working on a cabin in the foothills, The Denver Canal reported.

“We were just having lunch around noon and we heard a rustle in the woods, so we went down to investigate, and we saw the bear running through the woods, the one with the bucket upside down,” McConaughy told the newspaper. Channel .

Once they saw what turned out to be a chicken feeder that covered the animal’s entire head, they named Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

“We thought the bear was probably in distress,” McConaughy said.

They chased and cornered the bear until it climbed a tree, then did everything they could to keep it there until conservation authorities arrived. It is not clear how old the bear is.

When they arrived, the officers used McConaughy’s ladder to get to the bear and calmed it down so they could safely remove the bucket. Video shows the stunned bear lying on the ground while a conservationist cuts the bucket from its head.

The bear had been running around the foothills west of Boulder for a week with a chicken feed on its head, and when residents reported it, conservationists were able to track the bear down

The bear had been running around the foothills west of Boulder for a week with a chicken feed on its head, and when residents reported it, conservationists were able to track the bear down

When they arrived, conservationists used ladders to get to the bear and calmed it down so they could safely remove the bucket

When they arrived, conservationists used ladders to get to the bear and calmed it down so they could safely remove the bucket

“We rely heavily on the public to help us, to report activity, and in this case to help us locate this bear,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay told the Denver Channel.

After the chicken feeder was removed, the bear returned to the mountains, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said.

‘A bear should naturally be afraid of people. The example of how this bear got into that situation is breaking into someone’s chicken coop and turning that feeder upside down,” Clay said.

The nature center said: it’s critical that residents lock up anything that might attract bears to avoid another situation like this.

But even though the bear is back in the wild, it impressed one of the neighbors who helped rescue it.

“This bear has a positive light from now on,” McConaughy said.

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