Douglas Co. Deputy Frees Bear Whose Paw Was Stuck In Car Door

A bear got its paw stuck in a car door in Douglas County this past Sunday in Wascott, northwest of Hayward. The cub’s mother and another cub were nearby, watching the incident unfold. When a deputy arrived, the mama bear charged at the squad car; but the deputy didn’t let that scare her away. She was eventually able to open the door and set the cub free.

The Douglas County Deputy Sheriff’s Association noted that the bears apparently have learned how to open the door and look for food. This isn’t the first time they’ve done this. This time the door got shut on its paw.