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Weatherman chased off live TV shot -- by bears

A TV weatherman about to go live with his forecast was chased off his outdoor set -- by a mama bear and three cubs.

"They walked right up on me," a breathless Kurt Aaron told the news anchors at WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pa., Monday night.

The anchors, Scott Schaffer and Sharla McBride, started the segment by scrambling to figure out what was going on.

"I don't blame him," McBride said on hearing that Aaron had fled indoors.

"I blame him, he has a job to do," joked Schaffer.

With the camera rolling and the black bears walking on the set alone, Aaron described his ordeal from indoors.

"I ran like I stole something, I'm not going to lie," he said.

"Look how big mama bear is," he added, as the largest of the four bears walked onto the station's "Garden," an outdoor setting at the base of a mountain that was lit up for the late night broadcast. "Don't worry, honey, I'm not doing the weather out there."

Several viewers had fun with the segment in their comments on the WNEP website.

"Of all the nights to fall asleep before the newscast. Bummer," posted one.

"Anybody check Kirts pants," asked another.

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