A female bear with a chicken feeder stuck over her head for at least one week in the foothills of Boulder has been rescued and freed back into the wild.
According to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Twitter account, the bear was first seen wandering with “a bucket on her head” and was chased by two men up a tree. Officers were sent to the area and acted to rescue the yearling.
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Wildlife officials tranquilized the female bear and brought her gently to the ground where the chicken feeder was removed. Once the bucket was removed, she was freed and ran back into the forest. She was described as being too thin for a yearling, but otherwise she was healthy.