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Bear goes for summer swim in California family's pool

By Daniel Uria
Bear goes for summer swim in California family's pool
A California family spotted a bear swimming in their backyard pool as it looked to escape the summer heat. Arcadia Police shared the video of the bear and provided tips for handling wildlife encounters. Screen capture/ Arcadia Police Department/YouTube

ARCADIA, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- A bear in California tried to escape the summer heat by taking a leisurely swim in a family's backyard pool.

Arcadia Police Department shared video of the trespassing bear as it swam in circles in the large pool on Thursday morning.

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"One of our residents spotted this visitor in their pool for a morning swim," they wrote. "Please do call us if you encounter wildlife in your yards or neighborhoods."

Police also shared a Facebook post encouraging residents to "Be Bear Aware!" of bears and other wildlife in the foothill community and shared tips for how to handle wild animal encounters.

"The majority of the time, the animals will venture off without trouble, but we like to keep tabs on their actions," police wrote.

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