Bear cub rescued after getting its head stuck in a container near BC wildfire

Aug 16 2017, 2:45 pm

It was almost as if it were a scene from Winnie The Pooh.

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A young black bear near the major wildfire at Elephant Hill, close to Cache Creek in the BC Interior, had to be rescued after it got its head stuck in a bulk olive container.

According to BC Conservation Officer Service, ranchers in the area contacted authorities after they found the bear struggling with a container seemingly firmly affixed to its head.

Officers responded to the report and the container was successfully removed from the bear’s head.

All he wanted was some olives.