Sometimes the day doesn’t turn out like you thought it would. On the Chilkoot River in Alaska, this cub got a good lesson in humility. He snagged this lure in his nose and learned that you shouldn’t play with someone else’s tackle box . The young brown bear snagged himself on August 13, and it took four days of surveillance by Alaska Department of Fish & Game to determine if it needed to be removed. Unfortunately, in Alaska its common for bears to snag fishing lures.  Most lures come off on their own, but close up photos of this bear revealed the trebble hook was too deeply embedded.  ADFG tranquilized the cub and removed the lure without incident. The cub’s mother was also tranquilized, for everybody’s safety.

(Posted by the  The Spokesman-Review. Photo by Ron Horn)


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