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Bear cubs spotted swimming in backyard pool in Pasadena

August 7, 2012 |  5:58 am

Turns out Monday's warm weather was too much for a couple of cubs to bear.

Two young bears took a dip in a Pasadena swimming pool Monday afternoon, according to the homeowner, who took video of the cubs on her cellphone after spotting them in her backyard in the 1500 block of Riviera Drive.

"I was definitely panicking, scared," Maral Shekerdemian told KTLA. "But at the same time, I was excited to witness some bears."

Shekerdemian said that as she watched one of the cubs tug at the pool's vaccuum, she knew their mother must not be far. The adult bear was later spotted in a nearby tree, where she and the cubs later slept.

Shekerdemian called police, who arrived at the scene with wildlife officials. Authorities said they didn't remove the bears because they weren't directly threatening anyone's safety, KTLA said.

Shekerdemian also called her husband, Hrant. He said he told her to "get the camera and take some pictures."

"They were cute," Maral Shekerdemian said.


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