Published August 17, 2017
A mama bear and her five cubs decided to beat the heat in a New Jersey backyard pool.
Tim Basso posted a video online showing the bears climbing into his family's above-ground pool, tumbling out of it, dragging around pool toys and climbing on a slide and swing set.
Basso tells News 12 New Jersey his 3- and 5-year-old daughters weren't eager to share their toys. One of the girls can be heard on the video crying out "No!" as a cub grabs an inflatable toy.
The family watched the bears from inside the safety of their Rockaway Township home.
Basso says he thought the bears would stop only briefly for a drink but ended up frolicking for nearly an hour.