BRADBURY, Calif. — Live helicopter video of a bear taking a dip in the pool of a California home and wandering through a residential neighborhood had hundreds of thousands watching the lumbering animal’s adventures online Tuesday.
The bear walked onto a property in the Southern California city of Bradbury about 2:40 p.m. Bradbury is a gated city in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles.
The animal later moved toward a small cul-de-sac.
KTLA video showed the animal exploring the backyard before going for a swim in the pool and walking to the basketball court.
At one point, a dog ventured toward the bear, which in turn started walking toward the canine just after 3 p.m.
The bear was seen hopping a fence and knocking over trash cans before heading into a cluster of trees behind a home where officials lost sight of it.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicle pulled up in the area just after 3:30 p.m.
Deputies appeared to have left the area by the time the bear reappeared on a patio wall in the neighborhood around 3:50 p.m.
Video showed three people in the area walking near the bear and begin taking pictures of the animal as it sat under a tree.
No details from authorities were immediately available.