Shelley Hammonds

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In a July 17, 2011 photo provided by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, wildlife officer Shelley Hammonds of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency tends to a black bear in Newport Tenn. State wildlife officers looked for the bear for three weeks after reports he was caught in the unfortunate headgear. Hammonds tranquilized the bear, and the bear collapsed in downtown Newport, where dozens of people watched the jar removal. The bear weighed just 115 pounds, when it should have weighed around 200. It was released into the Cherokee National Forest. (AP Photo/Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)