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Gutsy griz wrangler and horse on Letterman Show Oct. 11

Erin Bolster, wrangler, and her horse, Tonk, fended off a grizzly bear chasing a horse carrying a young boy on a trail ride near Glacier National Park on July 30, 2011. (Courtesy photo)
Erin Bolster, wrangler, and her horse, Tonk, fended off a grizzly bear chasing a horse carrying a young boy on a trail ride near Glacier National Park on July 30, 2011. (Courtesy photo)

GREAT OUTDOOR STORIES -- Here's latest update from Erin Bolster, the wrangler who rode her horse to the rescue of a boy being charged by a grizzly bear:  

The David Letterman Show has postponed her appearance until Oct. 11 so they can bring her hero-horse, Tonk, to New York for the program.  
 
Bolster has become a national hero, too, after the S-R revealed the story of how she and her horse went head to head with the big bear on July 30 near Glacier Park.
 
 Here's the scoop in Erin's words.

I just wanted to let you know, Letterman has been moved to the 11th. They decided they really wanted Tonk out there and they want to make him and me a bigger feature. So, in order to allow Tonk a more relaxed 5-day trip to NYC (in his own climate controlled van no less) and to schedule me on a date when they could allot me two segments, the producer set us to film and air on Oct. 11th. I'm quite excited and I think Tonk will be a real treat on camera.



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