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Bear cub gets head stuck in cookie jar.

RINGWOOD, N.J. -- A bear cub got its head stuck in an oversized cookie jar while rummaging through some trash and had to be rescued from a tree.

Officials said the 6-month-old cub found the animal crackers jar Friday night. As the 28-pound animal tried to eat what remained in the jar, he pulled it over his head and it got stuck. The cub became spooked when approached and went up a tree, but got wedged about 40 feet up.

DEP staffers arranged netting in case the bear fell, and then the cub was tranquilized. It was brought down and local firefighters gingerly cut the jar off its head.
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