Kids love playing in the backyard, especially when a full swing and slide set is available for the little ones to enjoy. And it turns out that bear cubs, like other kids, are crazy about playgrounds too!
Moreover, they are found to be eager to explore anything that they find whenever they go and visit people’s backyards, just like the usual scenario in Asheville, North Carolina. Yes, you read it right. Bears are actually roaming around in Asheville and randomly invades backyards in the neighborhood!
In a viral clip uploaded on YouTube, a family of six bears visited a children’s backyard playground and enjoyed the swingset! The mother bear and her five cubs were overjoyed as they explored the area.
The caption on the video read:
“This was taken in our backyard. It is supposedly a mom and five cubs, two of which are suspected to be adopted from a different litter.”
In the clip, two of the cubs were playing by the slide while the rest of the cubs are fondly checking out the swing. They are energetic and playful, as expected of young kids. Mama bear, on the other hand, is relaxing on the side of the playground, seemingly watching over her little ones as they ran around and played among themselves.
The video was taken in Asheville, North Carolina where black bears practically roam around the community. It is estimated that around 100 to 200 bears live all year round for the 90,000 people in the area. The animals are considered tame and easily chased away. The residents are quite used to seeing mother bears and cubs in their vicinities from time to time and are not surprised anymore by such occurrences.
Bear sightings in Asheville are not considered to be something new. Neighborhoods are quite familiar with the bears that they even capture their visits on camera and share their footages on social media.
In fact, bear sightings in America are not really uncommon.
Some bears don’t go for the playground and like to enjoy a relaxing time in a hammock at one of the house’s yard. That will surely loosen one up!
Meanwhile, there are bears who love to go for a swim especially when the sun is high and they need to cool off. A splash in the pool is a must on these days!
It’s not that residents of Asheville are brave against bears. It is more of the fact that they are comfortable because of the black bears’ known reactions to people. They are easy enough to chase away that even a small dog’s presence can do the trick!
Black bears may seem scary to be around with, but people in Asheville know better that’s why they find it easy to live with them in the neighborhood. Even North American Bear Center researchers say that they have never seen a black bear they couldn’t chase away.
Asheville may be accustomed to occasional bear encounters, but not all people online are. Seeing the viral video left a lot of netizens awed and amazed by the visit.
After watching the viral clip, people online were absolutely entertained and wowed by what they consider as an unusual occurrence. Their comments show how awed they are.
Watch the lively bear family as they invaded a backyard playground by hitting play in the video below.
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