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Wild Bears Crash Live TV Weather Report

A family of wild bears got some TV time on Monday night when they crashed a live outdoor weather report on WNEP in Scranton, PA. Not surprisingly, meteorologist Kurt Aaron fled in the face of the animal invasion. (Guess he couldn’t bear it.)

Moments before the 11PM forecast was about to begin, a mama bear and three cubs wandered onto the outdoor set that the network uses for weather segments. Aaron wisely beat a hasty retreat at the sight of the bears and delivered his report from indoors.

“I walked out there, and I turn around and I hear the sound – and the bear’s literally 10 feet from me! And I ran like I stole something, I’m not gonna lie!” he said.

According to the station’s news director, Carl Abraham, the studio is located at the base of the mountain and all sorts of critters — including skunks and raccoons — have wandered through the outdoor set. Still, he said, the station has no plans to move its weather forecasts indoors. How do you think the weatherman feels about that?

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