This past weekend's Turkey Days celebration in Frazee, Minn., had a downer of an unplanned event. A black bear that had its head stuck in a plastic food bucket was shot and killed after it got too close to the celebration. Click here for the full details. So what are the lessons we can learn from this situation?

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Liza says:

A few years ago, there was a rash of small animals (especially skunks) getting their heads stuck in Yoplait yogurt containers. Yoplait redesigned to eliminate or at least reduce the problem.

I heard on the radio this morning that animals getting their heads stuck in containers is surprisingly common, but this is the first time anyone in the MN DNR had heard of a bear getting stuck.

These tips on how to extract a skunk probably don't help when you're dealing with a bear....

Wikipedia article on Yoplait, mentioning the skunk scandal

posted on Wed, 07/30/2008 - 10:51am

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