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Officers rescue bear cub with bottle stuck on its head

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A female black bear cub was caught Tuesday morning with her head stuck in a plastic tub of protein powder.

Colorado Springs police found the bear just after 5 a.m. at 14th and Kiowa streets. Officers attempted to remove the bottle but were unsuccessful, police said.

Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Police Department Facebook Page.
Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Police Department Facebook Page.

The officers put the cub in the back of a patrol car and took her to a fire station, police said.

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer sedated the bear, and firefighters used rescue tools to un- stick the cub from the tub.

Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Police Department Facebook Page.
Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Police Department Facebook Page.

She was tagged and released, police said.

Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Police Department Facebook Page.
Courtesy of the Colorado Springs Police Department Facebook Page.

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