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Family dog runs off bear from kids' bedroom

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Coco, who chased a bear out of a Gatlinburg home. Coco, who chased a bear out of a Gatlinburg home.
GATLINBURG, TN (News Sentinel) -

A Gatlinburg woman got quite a scare at her home one recent evening when she heard her dog barking frantically downstairs in the bedroom where her children slept.

When Priscilla Epperson got downstairs in the Glades subdivision house off U.S. Highway 321, Coco the dog was running circles around a black bear.

Epperson said she had not yet locked up for the evening about two weeks ago, and the exterior door to her bedroom, which she described as a mother-in-law's suite, apparently didn't completely latch when it was shut last.

“I was upstairs doing some laundry and the bear had pushed my bedroom door open,” she said.

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