A black bear can be seen bathing in a Pennsylvania family's brand new koi pond in a viral video. Many were thrilled to see the animal took an interest in the pond's rubber duckies.
According to Viral Hog, the incident happened on July 24, 2020, in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. As shown in the clip, the bear popped into the koi pond to chill from a 90-degree day.
"We just finished building our koi pond in June and we've seen a few bears walk around it but never went in before," the description of the video reads.
A black bear walking in the forest. | Photo: Pexels
The description added that it was more than 90 degrees on top of the mountain, so the koi pond was the ideal spot for the bear to cool off amid the sweltering heat.
While the bear enthusiastically played with the rubber duckies on the pond, the creature did not disturb any of the fish, crayfish, or frogs living in the pond, according to the video's description.
Another bear went viral after being filmed coolly eating from a garbage can outside a store.
Screenshot from the video posted by Viral Hog on September 6, 2020. | Photo: YouTube/Viral Hog
In the comment section, one person said that although she knows the bear did some damage to the pond, that was still an incredible encounter, adding: "I especially loved when the duck 'attacked.'" Another user commented that the bear acted just like most people in public.
As reported by PEOPLE, no animals or humans were harmed during the charming bear's moment of unwinding. According to the outlet, the owner admitted that the bear did leave a few holes in the pond's liner, but that those holes could be fixed easily.
Meanwhile, in Kings Beach, California, another bear went viral after being filmed coolly eating from a garbage can outside a store. Clearly, the animal was starving.
After that, the bear walked around the store, searching for a less trashy snack. The animal at that point noticed the chips displayed inside the store and went for them.
Screenshot from the video posted by WBFF FOX 45 on August 21, 2020. | Photo: Facebook/WBFF FOX 45
The bear was also captured leaving through the store's automatic doors with a bag of Tostitos. In an interview, Adina Baido, who filmed the video, shared about her run-in with the animal.
According to her, the experience was frightening. However, she also admitted that it was one of the most memorable experiences she's ever had. She said it was "the coolest story I get to tell."
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