A family of black bears proved that humans aren’t the only ones that such as cooling in the water by frolicking alongside swimmers in a California lake.
Someday, the South Lake Tahoe struck a scorching 30 ° C( 86 ° F) and given that bears needed to stroll around in a fur coat all day, it’s easy to see why this particular family chose to take a bath.
Jen Watkins, that was going to Pope Beach at the time of the unusual event, caught the huge mother bear and her 3 kids on cam.
Jen told KCRA News that her kid first spotted the mom bear when it got into a confrontation with another of the beach’s four-legged visitors.
She said: ‘I guess (the bear) had been out previously … It had actually gotten a little bit unfriendly, safety of the cubs with a golden retriever.’
Thankfully, neither the dog nor the cubs were injured during the standoff, and the mother went on to plan a picnic for her family by stealing sandwich meat and a cooler from some humans and relocate right into the woods.
After lunch, the family returned to the water, where the cubs were spotted swimming around in the lake while surprised bystanders observed from the sidelines.
Jen explained: ‘We were all a little shocked.’
According to Newsweek, the family of black bears discovered at Pope Beach is just one of 25,000 to 35,000 black bears estimated to exist in California, with residents of North and South Lake Tahoe reporting an uptick in sightings recently.
Although that the mom bear did not harm anyone during her see to Pope Beach, Lieutenant Nelson Resendes of the Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace has actually cautioned that the animals may be’ extremely dangerous.’
“We are in their area when we’re up in the Foothills and in the Sierra (Nevada),” he said.