Here's video of the FWC freeing a Florida black bear cub's head from a plastic cheeseball container

This is about three different allegories.

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click to enlarge Pictured here: An adult bear, triumphing over a bear-proof trash can by sitting on it. Florida black bears are passive aggressive like that. - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
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Pictured here: An adult bear, triumphing over a bear-proof trash can by sitting on it. Florida black bears are passive aggressive like that.

In a video released earlier this week, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers showed video of a Florida black bear cub with its head stuck in a giant plastic cheeseball tub.

"We received a call about a bear cub with a plastic cheeseball jar stuck on its head, and our experts were able to go to the scene," a rep for FWC posted on its Facebook page. "The adult bear was caught almost immediately, but it took a few hours to capture the cub and its sibling. Once all were successfully captured, our biologist slid a catch pole (a tool similar to what an animal control officer would use to catch a dog) into the trap to hold the plastic jar in place. The cub was then able to pull its head free! The plastic jar could have been fatal for the cub, but thanks to our team, it was able to be released into our robust black bear population!"

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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