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Bears Interrupt Weather Report At Pennsylvania TV Station

04/24/12 11:24 AM ET AP

Interrupting Bear
Maybe this bear just wanted to hear the weather report, but meteorologist Kurt Aaron didn't stick around to find out.

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A mama bear and three of her cubs were caught on camera at a northeastern Pennsylvania television station seconds before a live weather report was about to begin.

It happened during the 11 p.m. newscast Monday at WNEP-TV in Scranton. The station has a landscaped outdoor area it calls "the backyard" with trees and a water fountain for its weather segments.

Meteorologist Kurt Aaron said he heard something behind him and when he turned around, a black bear was 10 feet away. He said he ran inside and did his report from indoors while a camera continued to show the bear family exploring.

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Filed by Hilary Hanson  |