Man finds hibernating bear in cave

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Man Finds Bear In Cave

Avid hiker Michael Glidden was exploring ice caves 60 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska, when a storm kicked in. The temperatures dropped down to 25 degrees and it started to rain.

Seeking shelter, Glidden and his two dogs ran into an ice cave. The dark shaft led back into a mountain, so he turned on his camera's flash.

He snapped pictures blindly, but it wasn't until he got home that he saw his dog mere feet from a giant, hibernating black bear.

Glidden says he is honored to have been that close to a black bear, but also admits that hanging that close to a black bear isn't such a good idea.

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