(CNN Newsource) -- One fella learned where not to put his head.
A bear with a plastic bucket on his head was first noticed near Kirkwood, New York last month.
Residents called environmental officials after the bear showed up in someone's yard.
But, it took state workers almost a month to catch him with a trap.
Officials tranquilized him and removed the bucket, before letting him back into the wild.
They said the bear has made a full recovery, and is happy to be able to roam free again.