A North Jersey family had their pool invaded by several black bears earlier this week, causing one girl to scream.
— Fresh Dice (@freshdicemedia) August 21, 2015
The Basso family of Rockaway Township, N.J., 40 miles west of midtown Manhattan, filmed a mother bear and five of her cubs jumping into an above-ground pool and playing on the nearby swingset, WPVI reported. “I thought they would get a drink or just drink out of it for a minute and then move on, but they pretty much started climbing,” said Tim Basso. “My first thought was really, ‘Where is the dog and where are the kids?'” Everyone was safe and sound inside the home, and they filmed the bears from their rear window. One of Basso’s daughters can be heard shouting: “There’s bears in the pool! They took my floaty!” You can see the video in its entirety below. “They came in, they experienced the pool, they got it, they seemed to enjoy themselves,” continued Basso. “They did a little bit of damage on the pool toys and floats and whatnot, but all in all I don’t think it was a terrible experience.” Though the family called 911, there wasn’t much the police could do. The bears left the property after about an hour. Several people on Twitter had their own unique reactions:
Mama bear and her cubs invade backyard, play with all the toys. This is the perfect Friday video: http://t.co/1HEH5mJQkI
— Teddy Mitrosilis (@TMitrosilis) August 21, 2015
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