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Make Way! Bear Interrupts 10-Mile 'Garden of the Gods' Race in Colorado

A runner said he hasn't seen an animal like this during a race

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    In this photo provided by Donald Sanborn, a bear walks across the street as runners compete in the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run near Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, June 11, 2017. Sanborn says the animal seemed to be trying to decide whether to zip across the road filled with runners when a large enough gap finally emerged for the bear to get through.

    Some runners didn't expect to see a bear on their Colorado race route.

    Donald Sanborn says he was about 5 miles into the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run on Sunday when the bear ambled across a roadway near Colorado Springs.

    Sanborn says the animal seemed to be trying to decide whether to zip across the road filled with runners when a large enough gap finally emerged for the bear to get through.

    He says he's encountered bears, elk, turkeys, bobcats and other interesting wildlife on training runs, but hasn't seen an animal like this in a race.

    What's in That Tree?

    [LA] What's in That Tree?

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens are looking into a video showing what appears to be an animal swinging through a tree in La Crescenta. "It could be a bear. It could be a big bird or a sack of trash," said Andrew Hughan, an agency spokesman. If it is an exotic pet, he urged caution. "Do not go out there and take a sack of bananas and look for it."

    (Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017)

    The competition winds through Garden of the Gods Park between Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs.

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