Ketchikan man helps bear get head out of jar


KETCHIKAN (AP) — A tiny bear cub received another chance at life when local hiker Michael Schuler released its head from a plastic jug on the top of Deer Mountain on Sunday.

Schuler said Tuesday that he had gone up the mountain that day to conduct some avalanche testing. Because it was a beautiful day, he decided to head up to the summit with Josie the dog, he said, and about 10 feet from the top, he saw what at first glance appeared to be a human lying in the snow.

“I thought, ‘Uh oh. How am I going to deal with this?’” he said.

Schuler worked his way up to the hairy object and r...

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