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Monday, September 3, 2018

A Black Bear Sow Takes a Mellow Swim

One day this summer felt very hot to me. I struggled during my bike ride, feeling too hot and utterly depleted.

At the end of that day, a black bear sow took a wonderfully mellow swim in a pond. She swam with such a relaxed attitude that it reminded me of a human going for a swim in the evening of a hot day.

Enjoy the video - and imagine how cool that sow felt!

19 comments:

  1. I just did the same thing in our backyard pool. I did my walking, then my youtub exercise and was so hot I thought I would melt. I did just what she did and enjoyed it every bit as much

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  2. It is hot here too. That sow has the right idea.

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  3. I found a little pond yesterday, and thought about your bears who like to swim.

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  4. 46 Celsius, that is very hot, no wonder she dipped in the pond.For extra large animals, they are so graceful in the water, and really enjoy it.

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    1. Trail cams are notorious for incorrect temperatures. Ours said 100F a week ago and it was in the 70s.

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  5. Feels like 95 here in NC. A dip would feel lovely but not with Mama Bear
    Hugs madi and mom

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  6. The way she ambles along through the water shows how much she is enjoying her refreshing swim. Still miserably hot and humid here:(

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  7. She looks so relaxed and like she really is enjoying her dip.

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  8. It's always so fun coming to your blog and getting to spy on the wild animals :) I'm surprised she only swam in such a small area instead of all over the place.
    PS - as a "Behr" myself, I totally understand the love of swimming! My place is the beach, though.

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  9. That cooled me off just watching. Glad you had mentioned earlier that the thermometers on your cameras are notoriously inaccurate: 116 degrees F is entirely Too Hot. It was 101 F here that day, which is plenty hot enough. Fortunately we're cooled off some - hope you have too.

    Cheers,
    Chris from Boise

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  10. Fresh dipped bear is lots of fun to see!

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  11. She looked like she was enjoying her cooling dip in the pond.

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  12. what a great video! Love seeing her all relaxed and enjoying her swim.

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  13. I needed this. thanks so much for all your videos.

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  14. Oh she enjoyed her swim so much!!!
    And we enjoyed watching her!
    love
    tweedles

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  15. That sow certainly had the right idea! I enjoy summer, but this one has been a bit much. I've had some of those days where I felt like I just couldn't take any more! I think I even would have jumped in a green pond with a bear. LOL
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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