This news has been received from: FOX News

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

The bear barely had a chance.

But when a boating family encountered a young bear black struggling to stay afloat with a plastic jug stuck on its head in the middle of Marsh-Miller Lake in Wisconsin Saturday, they pulled up alongside it, removed the jar and watched it safely swim ashore.

Tricia Hurt posted video of the incident to Facebook Sunday.

She and her family found the critter with what was described as a cheese ball tub stuck on its head as it pawed its away across relatively calm water.

“We got a bear here -- poor thing’s got a tub on its head,” she says in the video as the boat makes its first pass.

She then instructs Brady Hurt, who remains off camera for the duration of the two-minute rescue, to reposition the boat so her husband, Brian Hurt, can try to remove the plastic container again.

As they pass by and Brian unsuccessfully tries to pull it off, the camera angle shifts and viewers can see that the jug is filling up with water around the bear’s face.

PENNSYLVANIA PUSHING FOR STRICTER BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE LAWS AHEAD OF SUMMER

Brady turns the boat in a wide circle so Brian can have another shot. He grabs the plastic with two hands and finally frees the bear.

The bear shakes off its head, takes a breath and starts to paddle toward the shoreline.

This June 27, 2020, video screen shot, taken by Tricia Hurt, shows a black bear with a cheese ball tub on its head on Marsh-Miller Lake in Chippewa County in Wisconsin. Ultimately, Hurt's husband, Brian Hurt, pulled the tub off the young bear's head and it swam to the shore. (Tricia Hurt via AP)

“We saved our little bear!” Tricia says, as the family can be heard celebrating.

The video ends a few seconds later, but it made its way to land in one piece, according to her Facebook post.

Hurt’s post earned thousands of reactions, prompted more than 2,000 comments and almost 20,000 shares. Millions of people watched it.

“Never dreamt we would ever do this in our lifetime,” she wrote in the caption.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

Marsh-Miller Lake is in Bloomer, Wis., just north of Eau Claire.

According to Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources, the state’s black bear population is “thriving” at more than 24,000.

Due to population growth, sightings have increased in the lower two-thirds of the state, according to authorities. Their normal range is in the northernmost third of the state.

Almost 120,000 hunters applied for just over 11,000 black bear permits in 2019, according to wildlife authorities. The waitlist to get one ranges from one to 11 years.

News Source: FOX News

Tags: security innovation computers video games military tech security innovation computers video games military tech

Jets are giving an expensive second chance to Avery Williamson

Next News:

Wisconsin Sees 484 New COVID-19 Cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed nearly 500 more cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

The state Department of Health Services said Monday that Wisconsin has seen 32,061 cases since the pandemic began in March. That's an increase of 484 cases since Sunday.

The death toll has held at 796 since July 3, however. Nearly 80% of victims have recovered, leaving the state with 6,018 active cases as of Monday.

The actual number of infections is thought to be far higher than the state’s totals because many people have not been tested and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Tags: Wisconsin

Other News

  • Wandering Bear Tranquilized, Moved Outside of St. Louis
  • Real-life The Terminal: Tourist has been stranded at Manila Airport for more than 100 days after getting stuck due to coronavirus in echoes of Tom Hanks film
  • Wisconsin man accidentally shoots golfer, 80, after aiming for woodchuck, police say
  • White Oak Firefighters Rescue Dog Stuck In Drainage Pipe
  • Key NYC services are stuck in the 1950s — and everyone pays the price
  • Burned Bear in Colorado Recovering, Expected to Be Released
  • Family remembers Christian Bishop, the 4-year-old boy who drowned on Independence Day
  • Coronavirus (WI): 484 More COVID-19 Cases Reported In Wisconsin
  • Correction: US-Wisconsin-Voter ID story
  • NYC plastic surgeon who once treated Snooki must face botched nose-job lawsuit, judge rules
  • Bear Fights With Locked Trash Container For A Snack In Steamboat Springs
  • PHOTO: Former RHOC Star Meghan King Edmonds Celebrates The Fourth Of July With Boyfriend Christian Schauf
  • Man, Dog Bitten By Bear While Walking Connecticut Trail
  • Mrs Hinch gives fans behind-the-scenes peak from her memoir photoshoot- and she’s stuck to the high street for her heels
  • 62-Year-Old Man Drowns While Swimming in Missouri River
  • Alaskan Bush People’s Raiven Adams slams ex Bear Brown for posting ‘inappropriate’ photos of their son amid custody war
  • 7 inspirational Hamilton quotes thatll help us in our every day lives
  • Hundreds of plastic surgeons have reopened their clinics, and they say patients are rushing back for Botox and boob jobs
  • Man Utd star Fred and wife head out for break at Lake Windermere as midfielder catches up on answering fan letters