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Bear takes dip in swimming pool in Sierra Madre neighborhood

Watch: Bear Cools Off in Family's Backyard Pool

A bear made a brief stop in a Sierra Madre neighborhood on Tuesday to take a dip in a backyard swimming pool. One woman says that for the past two weeks, she has seen a bear on her property just about every day. A bear took a dip in the backyard pool, but it's not the only one that has been roaming around. Just the day before, a larger bear was spotted in their yard.

As summer heats up, foothill communities like Sierra Madre become increasingly inviting to wildlife. "It's continually dry up there, and they are coming down for food and water," one resident says. They see the bears every day or every other day sometimes, but it is at least once each week.

Many people who live in this neighborhood said Tuesday that they were as unfazed by the bears as the bears were of humans. Still, it is important to be cautious. The bears get very close to local homes and property that bear spray is a necessity for the neighborhood's decor.

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SNUFFY June 25 2014 at 8:59 PM

Bears and humans cannot co exist....and that's the truth, tree huggers that think they can are going to be dissapointed when the bears are taken out of the equasion....and I love bears-from a distance....

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Michelle Neff June 25 2014 at 10:27 PM

Take food up into the wild areas , and do not feed them in your yard-- my guess is that is whats going on, people feed them and they will come back

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vincent.barnes1 June 25 2014 at 9:10 PM

The bears are there because someone is feeding them .HELLO a loaf of bread doesn't grow in the wild...dumb a****.better yet don't stop it will be one less stupid person in the world......

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douttfire June 25 2014 at 4:27 PM

Does a bear swim in a pool?

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lgvxl42 douttfire June 25 2014 at 6:28 PM

Geez Its supposed to be, "does a bear s*** in the woods".....................

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excontroller June 26 2014 at 6:58 AM

If it's MY POOL, I'd be bare in it, too! Nothin' like a late evening skinny dip with a friend.

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p1943ship June 26 2014 at 8:12 AM

Disney, PETA and all the anti hunting folks through the years have brain washed folks into believing that hunters and hunting is bad. Convincing folks that we are not in the predator chain. Those same folks (and if I am stepping on your toes, I don't care) are the ones feeding the bears and protesting against hunting them to help control their numbers. California has a great wildlife department. Let them do the job and support them. Contrary to the anti hunting crowd, who think they know better than the professionals

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William Cohan June 26 2014 at 8:30 AM

Bears are so cute and huggable, I wish they could be domesticated like dogs and cats, I'd luv to have one as a pet.

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Janet June 26 2014 at 9:18 AM

what do you expect when developers build houses in wildlife's home areas?!?! Come on! don't like it move!

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bryanmerrittper2 June 26 2014 at 9:49 AM

California is in a drought bear sees cool water in a swimming pool takes a dip and a drink. I don't blame the bear at all.

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stymie500r June 26 2014 at 6:07 AM

And then they wonder why someone gets attacked, mauled, and killed, calling it sad and terrible. What's sad and terrible is the thought process behind these people, specifically the lack of common sense and deductive reasoning skills....no chatter on that though.

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