Bear Cubs, Momma Bear, Hop Into Alaska Triathlon

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Put this one in the “only in Alaska” file. A mother bear and two cubs wandered into the Gold Nugget Triathlon course near Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday, slowing down nonplussed competitors briefly.

Runners and other athletes are accustomed to seeing bears and moose in the city that abuts the 495,000-acre Chugach State Park. But it’s still unnerving when a cub approaches people as bears are notoriously protective of their young.