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Yellowstone bear interrupts reporter’s bear-safety interview

A cable TV news crew taping a July 2011 segment on bear safety in Yellowstone National Park got a little something extra in the bargain: a close encounter with a bear. "That was what we refer to as an incident within an incident," park spokesman Dan Hottle said, joking that he worried some might think the encounter was staged. Hottle had taken the crew from CNN to Joffe Lake — a five-minute drive from park headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs — where they were interviewing Yellowstone bear biologist Kerry Gunther. Continue Reading →

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