A high school pool party in Tennessee last weekend turned out to be a big deal after a troupe of black bears showed up.
The video shows the bear exploring an outdoor area in Gatlinburg’s Chalet Village. They hang out in three different pools, stroll the adjacent tennis courts, and at one point, the two of them engage in a little roughhousing. (Local news channel WBIR noted That those bears “apparently didn’t read the rules of the pool not to move around.”)
Johnson noted on YouTube that black bears are common in the Great Smoky Mountains and urged humans to “be respectful, keep your distance and not feed them”. (great advice.)
When the weather starts to warm up, there are bears often drawn to the pool. These party-crashed animals might have taken inspiration from a especially funny bear Which went viral in 2018 after grabbing a man’s margarita, chilling in his unheated Jacuzzi, and then taking a nap.