According to WNEP in Pennsylvania, meteorologist Kurt Aaron was about to begin his 11 p.m. backyard spot on Monday night when the first of four unwelcome guests crashed the scene.
Arriving with her three bear cubs in tow, the mama bear appeared unexpectedly, walking on set through a fence and staking claim to the forest-like set-up in the back.
Aaron and his news crew looked on from protected quarters.
“I literally was standing out there and…our producer…said ‘Kurt, 30 seconds, we need you out there,’” Aaron explained to the audience and anchors. “So, I walked out there and I turned around, and I’m looking at the camera, and I hear this sound – and I turn around and the bear is literally 10 feet from me, and I ran like I stole something. I’m not gonna lie.”
Aaron and his associates took refuge indoors and began the broadcast in a safer location, allowing the bears to roam undaunted.
Check it out below.
- Grizzly Encounter Sends Weatherman Running For Safety (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- TV weatherman flees when bears invade set (mercurynews.com)
- Family of black bears invades local news set (news.yahoo.com)
- And a chance of bears (timesleader.com)
- Bears Take Over Weather Forecast Segment At Local News Stations Outdoor Set (inquisitr.com)