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Bear cools off in backyard pool

SIERRA MADRE, Calif. –  A bear decided to cool off from the summer heat in a Sierra Madre, Calif. neighborhood this week by taking a dip in a backyard swimming pool.

The  sight of a big brown bear soaking in a family pool may be startling for many, but people who live in the neighborhood say they were unfazed by the bear’s visit.

That’s because residents there say the foothill communities like Sierra Madre become increasingly inviting to wildlife as the summer heats up.