It's been, oh, at least two weeks since local TV news has had a good bear story out of Tahoe. (It's too early for rampaging deer stories; those are in November, in time for sweeps.)
But Channel 3 this morning aired a report (check it out above) on the amazing rescue of a bear stuck on a bridge in Tahoe.
Equally as amazing is that Walt Gray and Deirdre Fitzpatrick resisted temptation and didn't resort to too-cute bear puns to give the story added zest. To their credit, Walt and Deirdre kept a slightly ironic tone throughout the report, just as I'm trying mightily not to say that I could bearly wait to blog on this without paws. Har.
Yeah, I'm a hack writer. But you already knew that.