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Watch: 'Bucket Bear' Is Freed By Brave Group

Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 14:21

A bear which had wandered around Pennsylvania with a bucket on its head has been freed.

A group of volunteers approached the black bear and managed to remove the bucket that had become stuck on the animal's head - and they filmed the effort.

The bear had drawn the attention of some residents of Clarion County, where the animal was roaming.

A Facebook page called on authorities to free the bear. It had reportedly been able to feed itself thanks to a small crack in the bucket.

According to local newspaper The Patriot News, Dean Hornberger and his girlfriend Samantha Eigenbrod planned and carried out the rescue with other volunteers.

Ms Eigenbrod was the one filming.

The group managed to keep the bear down and, after failing to pull the bucket off, used a saw to cut through the bucket.

The bear immediately ran free.