The "Bucket Bear" is now beyond the pail.
A Clarion County, Pennsylvania, bear with a bucket-like item stuck on its head for more than a month was freed of its entanglement Monday.
Some brave citizens chased the bear down and pinned it to the ground before removing the bucket by using a saw, the video above shows.
The "bucket" turned out to be a "maxi," a device that provides cushioning between a tractor and trailer, ABC 30 reported. It had a metal rim, which is why volunteers couldn't just pull it free.
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As soon as the bucket came off, the bear burst out from under one of the volunteers and "jumped up and ran right away," Dean Hornberger, a rescuer, told PennLive.
The "Bucket Bear," as it had been dubbed, had been spotted in the area for at least a month, although some reported seeing it stumbling around as early as July 4, PennLive noted.
The animal's plight was recently picked up by a Save The Bucket Bear Facebook page. The page urged local game officials to humanely remove the item from the bear, but a trap was reportedly unsuccessful.
Hornberger noticed the Facebook page and organized the search-and-free mission.