Saturday Night Social: Bear Whose Head Was Stuck in a Cheese Puffs Container For a Month Is Fine Now

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A black bear in upstate New York whose head was stuck for at least three-and-a-half weeks in a food jug that once contained cheese puffs, or, perhaps, pretzels, has been rescued from his predicament.

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State wildlife officers received their first report of the bear, nicknamed “bucket head bear,” on April 24, from a woman who claimed she’d seen a bear in her yard, and its head was in a bucket.

On May 19, Environmental Conservation Officer Andrew McCormick and some wildlife biologists located bucket head bear, captured it, tranquilized it, and removed the bucket from its head. Except for the tranquilizing part, this will make a great nursery rhyme some day.

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But at what cost? A bear no longer has a bucket on its head. A bear has no name.

Also, have a good weekend and don’t litter in the woods!

contributing writer, nights

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I don’t know if anyone will see this (which is too fitting, considering what I’m about to say), but here goes.

I don’t have any friends. I don’t know how to connect with people, and I’m coming to the conclusion that it’s just something in my personality, something about me as a person, that people don’t really care to be around or get close to, and I don’t know why. I’m an excellent listener—most of my ‘conversations’ consist of me listening to people talk about their lives without ever asking about mine—I cultivate a lot of interests and hobbies and I think I am an interesting person, I’m well groomed/have good hygiene and am reasonably attractive, I’m self-aware to a fault, always try to improve myself, genuinely care about others, and am willing to give a lot in a friendship that I never get back. Yet there’s no one that I can text to ask if I should get bangs. There’s no one I can tell when shit happens.

Recently I got rid of all social media and decided to take a little break from doing all the legwork in my relationships, since historically unless I set something up with people, nothing happens. It’s been weeks and I’ve heard nothing but crickets. My worst fears were confirmed. No one has even noticed that I’ve basically disappeared, because apparently no one actually cared about my presence in their lives enough for it to be an actual friendship to them. Maybe it would be best if I actually disappeared.

What gives? I know so many other women who are objectively meaner and more selfish than I am who have literally dozens of friends. I try my best to be a good person who can give a lot in a friendship, and it’s never been enough. I’m starting to think that being a nice person isn’t even worth it. I honestly don’t think anyone besides my immediate coworkers would notice if I killed myself tomorrow.