A calm Wisconsin corn field, the stalks just starting to reach knee high, was disrupted by a black bear in distress, a metal milk jug wedged on his head.

The bear’s rescuer was an unlikely source. A lumberjack riding a piece of heavy machinery trudged through the field and somehow managed to use the equipment’s claw to get the jug off after only a few tries.

Image source: YouTube

Image source: YouTube

Garrett Smith, the bear rescuer, told WQOW-TV he received permission from the property owner before driving his equipment onto the field to help the bear.

Watch the footage courtesy of WEAU-TV:

(H/T: io9)