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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:

Sky5 video captures three bears frolicking in backyard pool of Pasadena home

— KTLA (@KTLA) September 1, 2016

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:

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WATCH: A neighborhood dog tries to play hero and chase after the bears in hopes to scare them away.

— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) September 1, 2016

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.

"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.

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As you'd imagine, this isn't the first time this summer that bears in Southern California have been caught going for a dip. Who doesn't love going to the pool?

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: