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Black bear rescued as cub released back into Wyoming woods


JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — When Taz McBride first laid eyes on "Hissy" he was up close with the tiny black bear in his grandmother's Melody Ranch backyard.

Hissy wasn't exactly menacing, as far as black bears go. The gaunt, housecat-size animal appeared to be out on its own when it circled around a hot tub last October, encountered McBride — and hissed. The name came naturally to the 7-year-old, who went on to spot the orphaned black bear cub more than once last fall.

Last Thursday afternoon McBride and Hissy were face-to-face again, this time in a more suitable spot for a black bear. They en...

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