Watch: Family rescues swimming bear with jug stuck on its head

Bloomer, Wisconsin — A family fishing trip turned into a rescue operation Sunday, when they discovered a bear swimming in the lake with a plastic jug stuck on its head.

Tricia Hurt posted a video of the ordeal on her Facebook page.

“Just a baby bear here.” she can be heard saying in the video which was filmed on Marshmiller Lake near Bloomer, Wisconsin.

The Hurt's  told KARE-TV they initially thought it might be a black lab in the water, but saw it was a young bear as they got closer.

The first attempt to pull the jug from the animals head failed when Brian Hurt’s hands slipped, but a second attempt did the trick.

The bear then gave his head a good shake and literally swam off into the sunset.

“We saved our little bear,” Tricia exclaimed on the video. “Swim happy!”

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Never dreamt we would ever do this in our life time. Out on Marshmiller Lake yesterday with Brian Hurt and Brady Hurt when we spotted this poor bear. He made it to shore after all that.

Posted by Tricia Hurt on Sunday, June 28, 2020

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