Frostpaw the polar bear: media darling, selfie magnet
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Bill Snape — environmentalist, law professor and self-described dork — has a celebrity alter ego, Frostpaw the polar bear. The shaggy polyester bear suit with thick, fluffy paws, realistic claws and a big black snout morphs the graying 52-year-old Snape into a lure for TV cameras, children and political activists of all stripes. "Frostpaw is a draw. He's a media magnet," Snape said as he prepared to don the costume for an appearance outside the first presidential debate Monday night at Hofstra University here.