A bear's head was freed after being stuck in a bucket for more than a month--the daring rescue was caught on video

A viewer sent us a link to this amazing video on Facebook showing a daring rescue of a bear.

It appears the small black bear’s head was trapped inside of a plastic bucket and according to a Facebook page called “Save the Bucket Bear” set up on Sunday, the bear had been spotted with the bucket on head for more than a month.

Pictures of the “Bucket Bear” and pleas for the game commission in the Perry Township area to take humane action to help the bear were posted to the facebook page.

Online reports say the men in the video are volunteers who went on a mission to help the bear after authorities did not respond immediately.

The video is pretty unbelievable and we do not suggest anyone attempting rescues like this—but it is nice to see a happy ending for the curious bear.

Responses to "Bear's head freed from bucket; daring rescue caught on video"

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Can't see video! :-(

  3. Anonymous says:

    there is no video :-(

  4. Anonymous says:

    There is a video. I can't believe that this bear went for a month with a bucket on it's head before anybody did anything. Thank you guys for finally helping the poor thing. I guess better late than never.

  5. bmfilip says:

    Awww, that was wonderful for the men to help save that poor bear.. Thank you for saving him !!!
    That's terrible that the authorities didn't help the poor bear. Shame on them !!!

  6. turtle68 says:

    how did the bear eat or drink for a month?

  7. Anonymous says:

    There are still awesome people in the world. Thank U for helping him. What else did we expect from the law. They were probably to busy eating doughnuts to care.

  8. Anonymous says:

    THANK YOU! Renews my faith in people.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Nice job guys, your the best

  10. Anonymous says:

    I'm glad the law never tried to help because we all know what the cops would have done. They don't have any tools but their gun and would have shot the poor thing.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Ty guys excellent job!

  12. Stacey Heivilin says:

    Thank you for helping him! And shame on the authorities who did NOTHING. YOU SUCK! It gives me more faith in people than those who SHOULD HAVE HELPED HIM!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Nicely done people!!!!! Way to put yourselves out there, at what could of been great risk for your own safety

  14. I love you guys!! Definetly this bears earth angels x

  15. Anonymous says:

    Awesome - just awesome! I can't believe nobody helped this poor bear for a month? I don't get it. Where are the Fish and Wildlife agents? I get there are very few of them in a big area, but a month? I am amazed this bear didn't get hit by a vehicle or walk into something or off something not being able to see. You were all incredibly brave and caring, kudos to all of you!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful to see some people cared enough to help this little guy!

  17. Anonymous says:

    How could it not be easy to rescue this bear? It's a baby! I can't believe the town cops or authorities didn't do this sooner. I'm surprised nobody shot it, but thank goodness they didn't! Thank you to the great people who took the time and cared enough to rescue him!

  18. Unknown says:

    This cub was very fortunate to have made it so far and to be saved by caring humans. Unfortunately wildlife and game commission are held by the law to uphold laws, even here in Canada, I've heard sad stories. For example fawn caught in a wired fence, authorities said to not feed or give it water and to leave nature take it's course..... sigh. But when it comes down to hunting...

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