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Bear lies down in hammock in Daytona Beach

Bear Lies Down in Hammock in Daytona Beach Neighborhood

After knocking over trash cans and scaring the residents of a Daytona Beach neighborhood Thursday, this black bear needed a rest.

Photographer Rafael Torres said he followed the bear as it climbed into a hammock on Glenbriar Circle and got comfortable.

Torres said he was about 60 feet away when he took the photos, and the bear didn't seem bothered by his presence. It stayed in the hammock for 20 minutes before heading back into the woods around 8:15 p.m.

"He got in the hammock like he was a tourist or something," said Vincent James, who owns the home and the hammock. "Then something spooked him and he ran right back there. Then half an hour later I come back and I saw there he is in the hammock again."

The bear has been spotted multiple times in the Pebble Creek neighborhood in Daytona Beach since Wednesday. Residents say he was looking for food, tearing through a bird feeder and then trash cans.

Torres said he has seen a lot of wildlife near that hammock, but this is the first black bear visit.

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MASTER June 02 2014 at 5:12 PM

Lying there in the hammock he looks just like my brother only darker...and hairier... and thinner... and without a beer. Just like him.

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JVERDON54 MASTER June 02 2014 at 9:34 PM

pretty funny

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songbirdgray June 02 2014 at 6:04 PM


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ldydrellaofgator June 02 2014 at 6:19 PM

Hey Boo Boo! Bring me that pic-a-nic basket!!

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mshrug ldydrellaofgator June 03 2014 at 9:52 AM

...ha, that's at Jelly Stone National Park, not Daytona.

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boardsrbetter June 02 2014 at 6:23 PM

If anybody can locate this bear, i intend to hire him. I cant get on a hammock to save my life. :/ except the awesome spanish hamoocks O:

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TEXVOODOO2 June 02 2014 at 6:55 PM

Even a bear needs a little R&R every now and then.

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lov2elkhnt June 02 2014 at 7:35 PM

This big fuzzball's name wouldn't happen to be Yogi, would it?

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bjredmond64 lov2elkhnt June 03 2014 at 9:41 AM

nope, i think it might be smokey. ;)

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springroseprime June 03 2014 at 5:12 AM

A good rest is needed after a hard day's work, sure deserves it

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tomatescaliente June 02 2014 at 7:38 PM

I tried to capture the image of the bear in the hammock to no avail. I wanted to use the image in some of my e mails as a description for what I was"up to"? I wish I could have that pic in the hammock.
Everything is going to DA Bears"

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blueeyessing tomatescaliente June 02 2014 at 11:41 PM

Do a search of "bear on hammock"....photos pop up. You can copy one of those.

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larry June 02 2014 at 7:14 PM

Nancy Pelosi, takeing a nap on a hammock.

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hanlon1212 larry June 02 2014 at 7:46 PM

More like Joe Mamma.

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Practical Nomad larry June 02 2014 at 9:39 PM

There's always an imbecile who brings up politics, when it has absolutely nothing to do with the story. Today's idiot is Larry.

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Practical Nomad June 02 2014 at 9:37 PM

Someone you probably don't want to share a hammock with.

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