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Ontario officials searching for bear with jar on head

Plastic jar is preventing bear from eating or drinking

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Seven people, including provincial wildlife officials and police officers, have spent the past two days searching for a bear that has a plastic jar stuck on its head. Rob Patterson spotted the bear Tuesday on Lambert Island near Thunder Bay, Ont. and snapped a photo of it which he shared with police. “It’s obviously hungry and thirsty and distressed,” Patterson told the Globe and Mail. The animal is 60 to 80 pounds, according to Ross Johnston of the Ministry of Natural Resources. In 2008, wildlife officials in Minnesota ended up shooting a bear with a similar type of jar on its head.

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