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July 04, 2014

Wayward Bear Enchants NIH Campus

A black bear sits in a tree
The bear spent about 3 hours high up in a pine tree.

Photo:  "Brooke bready, brad moss"

A small black bear appeared on the fringes of the NIH campus around 11 a.m. on June 19. For the rest of the afternoon, his sojourn eclipsed virtually all other activities as it drew crowds of spectators and hordes of media, including a TV news helicopter that hovered for hours over the pine grove where the bear spent much of the time up a tree.

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