published Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Bear uses crosswalk in Downtown Gatlinburg

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    A wayward bear shocked tourists in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee over the weekend.
    Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A wayward bear shocked tourists in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee over the weekend.

Cell phone video, captured by Tricia Alexander, shows the black bear making its way from the National Park, attempting to get into the Gatlinburg Convention Center, and then running down the Parkway and even using the cross walk to get back home.

On a family outing to Gatlinburg, the Powell residents noticed a large group of people taking photos. When they figured out what was going on, they joined in too. But stayed in the comfort of their car.

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