Just right! Mama bear takes a cooling dip in family’s swimming pool while trying to keep an eye on her four inquisitive cubs
- Eric Liang said a mother bear and her cubs regularly visit his home in California
- His latest video shows a large bear swimming in his pool with her cubs watching
- One of the bears refused to leave the poolside and needed encouragement
This is the amazing moment a large bear takes a dip in a Californian swimming pool while her four cubs play on the dry land.
The wonderful footage of the bears playing was filmed by Eric Liang at his home in Arcadia, California.
Mr Laing has regularly posted videos on YouTube of bears visiting his home.
Eric Liang filmed the bear and four cubs frolicking in the pool at the back of home in Arcadia, California
One of the cubs stayed behind when its mother and three sibling walked across the garden
The mother was forced to return to encourage her recalcitrant cub to rejoin its siblings
He described the latest incident as ‘Mama and four cubs treating our house like a vacation rental.’
During the video, the mother bear lies back in the pool and cools down while her four cubs play together, avoiding the water.
Arcadia is to the east of Los Angeles and just south of Angeles National Forest.
After about a minute in the water, the mother bear gets out of the water and leads three of the cubs away from the pool.
The fourth recalcitrant cub remained by the pool and the mother had to return and nudge it with her snout to encourage it to rejoin its siblings.
It is not the first time bears have visited the Liang family’s home. To remain safe, the family film their ursine visitors from behind the safety of their patio door.
Occasionally, the same family of bears visit the house.
During one encounter, the young cub began playing with an inflatable flamingo pool toy.