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Bears Go For Dip in Pasadena Pool

Photo of a black bear by solviturambulando via Flickr
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Yesterday, a Pasadena resident gazed out her window only to discover two bear cubs and their mama going for a dip in her pool.

Maral Shekerdemian said that she noticed the cubs playing by the edge of the water, tugging on the vacuum in the pool and cooling off from the heat at her home in the 1500 block of Riviera Drive. She felt somewhat unnerved, she told KTLA, but found the bears cute (they were) and videotaped the whole incident.

After a while, with the bears still lounging poolside, Shekerdemian called police for help. When they arrived, along with Fish and Game officials, Shekerdemian was told that the bears didn't pose a threat, so she shouldn't panic but should make noise to scare them off.

The bears soon left on their own.