How can I remove a stuck bracket from a floating wood shelf?

Brian Paulson
by Brian Paulson

I have a 10 lb oak wood floating shelf that i want to mount, but the metal bracket was preinserted and is completely stuck. No screws holding in place. Tried using a hammer and a crow bar to pry it out but it wont budge. Am i doing something wrong? Is this a weird type of bracket that doesnt work the same as others? Im out of ideas

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