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BEAR ALERT! BEAR ALERT! BEAR ALERT!

By Kelly Conaboy / April 24, 2012 - 11:45 am

BEAR ALERT WARNING: WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO WITNESS IS A CLIP OF A BEAR ENCROACHING ON NON-BEAR TERRITORY: THE “BACKYARD” OF A LOCAL NEWS STATION, WHERE THE WEATHERMAN USUALLY STANDS TO GIVE HIS WEATHER REPORT. PLEASE REMAIN CALM. WHILE IT IS TRUE THAT BEARS CAN SHOW UP IN ALL KINDS OF WORK ENVIRONMENTS (TV NEWS STATION BACKYARDS, OFFICES, APARTMENTS, THE WOODS), PLEASE DO NOT INTERPRET THIS VIDEO AS A CAUSE FOR ALARM. THIS IS ONLY A WARNING. WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IS TRUE AND CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE, AND ALWAYS WHEN THEY LEAST EXPECT IT. LIKE WHEN THEY GO OUT INTO THEIR TV NEWS STATION BACKYARD EXPECTING TO TELL EVERYONE THAT IT MAY OR MAY NOT RAIN. PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR A BEAR APPEARANCE AT ALL TIMES WHEN YOU ARE AT YOUR JOB. THIS HAS BEEN A BEAR ALERT WARNING. PLEASE ENJOY THE CLIP.

(IN A SMALL BEAR ALERT WARNING ASIDE, THERE ARE SOME OF US HERE WHO ARE FROM SCRANTON, LIKE THE PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO, AND HAVE HAD MORE THAN ONE REAL BEAR ALERT IN THEIR LIVES. LIKE THE TIME THEY WENT TO A FRIEND’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AND HAD TO STAY DOWN THE STREET UNTIL ANIMAL CONTROL CAME BECAUSE THERE WAS A BEAR ON THE FRIEND’S FRONT LAWN. OR ANY TIME THEY DRIVE ON THE HIGHWAY. THIS IS JUST CLASSIC SCRANTON.) BEAR ALERT OVER. (Thanks for the tip, Gideon.)

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