Bear Freed from Plastic Cone Stuck Around Her Head

In New Jersey, a young bear seen roaming with a plastic chicken feeder cone stuck on her head for seven or eight months has been freed.  Biologists from New Jersey Fish and Wildlife had been trying to trap her to help her ever since folks who live near the Bear Swamp Wildlife Management Area in Frankford Township spotted her last fall and posted photos of her plight. Their efforts worked Sunday night and when they arrived, they tranquilized the youngster, pulled her out of the trap, removed the cone and placed ID tags in her ears. When the bear woke up, she was free to go and she did.