canada africa partner reservation Family of bears seen cooling off in the pool of a California home: look

Family of bears seen cooling off in the pool of a California home: look

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A video taken by one of the residents shows a mother bear and her two cubs enjoying the family pool: “We haven’t seen so few cubs before.”

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A Southern California couple is turning heads for unexpected guests who arrived on their property Monday.

A video taken by one of the men at home during lunch shows a mother bear and her two cubs enjoying the family pool. The mama bear doesn’t hesitate to jump right in, while the cubs aren’t so sure they’re ready yet.

Ricky Martinez and Brian Gordon, residents of the Monrovia home, told NBC Los Angeles that they have seen the mother bear before and named her Maddie, but this is the first time they have seen the cubs.

“We respect them from a healthy distance,” Martinez said. ‘We’re staying away. We let them do what they do.”

But the couple admires the bears when they are around. “We are the real invaders,” Gordon told NBCLA. “So we never call the police.”

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Bear sightings are common in the Monrovia foothills

The couple purchased a bear-shaped flotation device in case the bear family decides to come play again. One bear in particular likes to come swimming with an inflatable unicorn that keeps replacing the couple because it keeps getting popped by the bear.

Although there are several bears around, Maddie is their favorite. They even have a painting of her in their living room, NBCLA showed.

“She even ruined our pool parties when we were having barbecues,” Gordon told the partner.

In the foothills of Monrovia, bear sightings are common, but when mating season begins, residents must be more careful about disposing of trash as it attracts the larger, more dangerous male bears.

All in all, residents of the area enjoy sharing their space with their furry friends.

“This used to be my house! I miss my bears 🐻,” one woman commented on the post first shared on Instagram.

“So cool that you respect the bears! I love your bear pool float.❤️,” wrote another.

Many others shared their excitement for future content about the bears.

“We’re always in awe when we see them, especially a mother bear with cubs. We haven’t seen so few cubs before, and it was the cutest thing ever,” Martinez told NBCLA.