Alaska - A man in a full-body bear costume approached a grizzly and her two cubs in front of shocked spectators by a river in Alaska, before a state Fish and Game worker scared away the animals to stop anyone being hurt, an official said on Friday.
Wearing the realistic outfit, the man at one point came within 3 meters of the cubs during the dangerous encounter near Haines on Monday.
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The strange incident has been confirmed by Carl Koch, an assistant area biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
The motive behind the man's actions remains unclear.