Wildlife officers remove chicken feeder from bear's head — The Know

Wildlife officers were able to locate a bear that had been roaming Boulder County for at least a week with a chicken feeder stuck on its head and free the animal.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay said a caller reported the bear was in a tree on Tuesday outside a home on Fourmile Canyon Road.

Wildlife officers were able to respond in time and tranquilize the bear and cut the feeder off. Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted a video of the rescue Wednesday morning.

Clay said the bear was first spotted with the bucket on its head on July 6, so the bear had been stuck for at least a week.

Luckily, Clay said there were no wounds or sores from the feeder. The bear, a yearling female, was a bit thin, likely due to the feeder making it difficult for the bear to eat, but Clay said it was in good health otherwise.

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