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Story of bear rescued from a metal cream can with jaws of life has happy ending


September 22, 2018

in a 10-gallon cream can Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, northwest of Roseau, Minn. (Photo: Dawn Knutson via Minnesota DNR)

by Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald

Bears are nosy critters by nature, and a 150-pound black bear last week found out the hard way what happens when it sticks its nose into a 10-gallon metal cream can.

Fortunately, thanks to the MInnesota Department of Natural Resources and Roseau (Minn.) Fire Department, this story has a happy ending.

It all started Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, when DNR conservation officer Eric Benjamin responded to a call of a bear with its head stuck in an old 10-gallon metal cream can at a residence about 4 miles northwest of Roseau.

Benjamin, who was about an hour a...

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