Beauty Parlor Bear


POSTED: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 10:13am

UPDATED: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 1:01pm

Black bear perches in tree outside of Florida salon.

A bear sighting in Palatka, Florida brought one hair salon to a halt Tuesday.

"The bear was up in the tree behind the salon," said hair stylist Tammie Gainey at Hairy Business.

Gainey and others at the salon noticed the bear in the tree around noon Tuesday, but after that the news spread, bringing people from all over to see for themselves and take video and photos.

"They couldn't believe it," said Gainey. "The first thing we'd say is 'come back here, come back here'. We've got a bear. They'd say, yeah right."

The black bear looked to be about 200 pounds by some estimates Tuesday and spent the day outside Gainey's salon.

"Between clients and when color was processing, we got our entertainment of the day," she said. "It's like hair and a show."

"We were calling everybody. It was a big deal," she added.

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