Videos: Bear Family Goes For A Swim In A Backyard Pool
Labor Day is just around the corner, but for our our furry friends it's an endless summer.
Just around 12:30 p.m., Thursday afternoon, a family of black bears was spotted wandering around a neighborhood in Pasadena. The bears were caught on aerial footage swimming in a backyard pool. LOOK AT THE CUBS PLAYING:
They later went looking for snacks in a nearby trash bin, but were chased away into the woods by a neighborhood dog with some cojones:
Lt. Randy Tuinstra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told KTLA that one of the bears broke the sliding glass door to a house, but the animals did not go inside.
Officials with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the sheriff's department are in the area, trying to safely get the bears back into the woods.
We are aware of the Bears in Altadena. Working with local PD / SO to get them back home ASAP.— California Department of Fish and Wildlife (@CaliforniaDFW) September 1, 2016
"What we hope will happen is that they will just go into a tree and wait it out until dark," Andrew Hughan, a spokesman for Fish and Wildlife told the L.A. Times.
Update [2:10]: The bears have climbed a tree in order to avoid all the attention. ABC 7 currently has live footage of the bears hanging out (spoiler: it's not terribly exciting). Fish and Wildlife says they're going to let them chill for now:
Very healthy looking mom and cubs in a tree and safe. Will wait until dark for quiet to try and haze them back to habitat. All good so far.— California Department of Fish and Wildlife (@CaliforniaDFW) September 1, 2016