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Bear takes swim in backyard pool in Monrovia

May 29, 2012 |  6:22 am

Two sisters in Monrovia were shocked to find a big bear taking a dip in their family's backyard pool.

The two teens, Rachel and Valerie Gasparini, said they were alone in the kitchen of their Monrovia home Monday morning when they spotted the animal, according to KTLA.

One of them started shooting video, but from a safe distance and from inside the house.

"It kind of like walks over to the pool, and we thought it was gonna drink some water," Rachel said.

"It ends up jumping in the ledge, and it's kind of like floating around there, chilling."

They said the bear was sitting on some little stools built into the pool and enjoying the view.

The teens said the bear took its time and didn't seem too threatening, but that they weren't going to test that perception.

They said they called their parents but never called 911.

"It wasn't any making a ruckus or it wasn't like destroying things in our backyard, so we didn't really feel the need to call anybody," Valerie said.

"Yeah, it was more of entertainment than a scare," Rachel added.


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