Bear in milk can

Maryland state wildlife workers used an electric hand saw to remove a milk can that was stuck on the head of a bear.

According to Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Karis King, wildlife response team were called early Monday to a rural location near Thurmont to rescue an adult male black bear with his head stuck inside a metal milk can.

In this photo provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service, a male black bear rests with its head stuck in a milk can near Thurmont, Md. (Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage

In this photo provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service, a male black bear rests with its head stuck in a milk can near Thurmont, Md. (Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage

King says the bear was calm, but the workers tranquilized him for safety reasons before carefully removing the can. She says the animal regained consciousness, lifted his head and walked into the nearby woods.

King says the bear weighed 175 to 200 pounds.

In the children’s story “Winnie the Pooh,” a bear named Pooh gets his head stuck in a honey jar.