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Baby Bear Stuck In Dumpster Reunited With Mama Bear

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A baby bear looking for a snack got trapped inside a dumpster while its mother tried her best to rescue her cub.

The cub became trapped in an industrial trash bin around 10:30 p.m. Sunday at Highway 39 and Cogswell Road in Azusa, the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife told CBS News.

Video captured the mother bear desperately trying to figure out a way to open the trash bin, even using her teeth at one point and shaking the lock. Her other cub also tried to help rescue its trapped sibling but neither could get it open.

Fortunately, some helpful humans, specifically Fish and Wildlife officers, arrived on the scene. They scared the mother and cub off in order to free the baby bear.

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"I was able to hit the lights and sirens, scared the bears away for a little bit . . . and could hear the other cub inside the dumpster, calling for its mother. I was able to open the lid quickly and back off and the cub climbed out," Warden Adam Smith said

The cub was reunited with its family after about 20 minutes in the container, apparently none the worst for wear except for some garbage hanging from one ear.