Bear takes dip with hotel guests

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OURAY, Colo., June 9 (UPI) -- Guests at a hotel in Ouray, Colo., said they were surprised when a "cute, little cinnamon bear" walked onto hotel grounds and got into the pool with them.

Ryan Hein, general manager of the Best Western Twin Peaks Motel in Ouray, said guests were lounging Thursday night when the "cute, little cinnamon bear walked into our pool area and decided to take a dip," the Grand Junction (Colo.) Daily Sentinel reported.


"He must have needed his muscles soothed," Hein joked. "He just jumped in for a little bit, and then crawled his way out."

Hein said it is not unusual for bears to wander onto the hotel's property because it borders wilderness.

"The bears seem not to be aggressive, but you never know. We're doing what we can to keep our guests safe," Hein said.

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