Vermont Governor Nearly Died to Save His Birdfeeders From a Pack of Bears

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WASHINGTON - APRIL 14:   Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin speaks during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee April 14, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the fiscal problems faced by states and municipalities and the role of federal government on dealing with those problems.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Peter Shumlin
WASHINGTON - APRIL 14: Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin speaks during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee April 14, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the fiscal problems faced by states and municipalities and the role of federal government on dealing with those problems. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Peter Shumlin Photo: Alex Wong/2011 Getty Images

"[Vermont Governor Peter] Shumlin says he ran out barefoot in an attempt to rescue his birdfeeders," the AP reports. "He says one of the bears charged him on the porch." Move over, Cory Booker.