For bears, springtime means stretching their legs and relaxing, and what better way to do it than with a relaxing bath in a hot tub? The hot water, perhaps some salts, and the foam… oh, what a treat! Anyone can find paradise here.
This is what Todd Trebony discovered while on vacation with his loving wife Mason on the balcony of his cabin in a woodland near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States.
The couple was taken aback when they saw a black bear reach their patio and join the jacuzzi, just like Pedro at home, to enjoy a nice and relaxing soak and cool down. Todd grabbed the camera from him without hesitation and recorded the incident, which instantly went viral.
“There’s a wild black bear in the hot tub, and it’s becoming really hot.” Mason Trebony says, “He’s having a good time!” on the tape.
The heartwarming footage quickly spread over social media, where it was met with awe and surprise by people. It has almost 1 million views as of this writing.
“The bear proceeded upstairs and into the hot tub without much thinking, where he rests contentedly, enjoying the sunset and the nice water,” Todd added.
And it is for this reason that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee is well-known among hikers and trout sport fishermen. What makes this park even more notable is that it is a natural refuge that is home to over 1,500 plantigrades.
These intriguing and entertaining creatures regularly visit human towns and approach trekkers in quest of food. In Mexico, for example, there have been several reports of bears migrating from the Cerro de Chipinque to dwell in Monterrey’s metropolitan districts.
The most publicized example was made public by a photograph that went viral, in which a woman seems to be taking a selfie with one of these specimens in July 2020. But now the bear in the hot tub is on top.
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