COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Police officers in Colorado Springs came to the rescue of a bear cub that got its head stuck in a plastic protein powder bottle early Tuesday morning.
It happened just after 5 a.m. when officers saw the cub at West Kiowa and North 14th streets.
The officers tried to remove the bottle but couldn't, so the put the cub in the back of the patrol car and took her to a fire station, where a Colorado Parks and Wildlife ranger sedated the bear, the Colorado Springs Police Department said.
Firefighters were able to remove the bottle with rescue tools. Wildlife officials tagged and released the bear "in hopes that she will be reunited with mama bear," police said.