Black bears play in water and sun themselves at Lake Tahoe while surrounded by ...

Black bears play in water and sun themselves at Lake Tahoe while surrounded by ...
Black bears play in water and sun themselves at Lake Tahoe while surrounded by ...
Family of black bears swim, play in water and sun themselves at Lake Tahoe while surrounded by stunned beachgoers: animal experts explain their recent fearlessness Large adult black bear and her three cubs visited a South Lake Tahoe beach last weekend to beat the heat As temperatures soared to 90 degrees on June 27, the family of bears made the most of their surroundings with the three cubs wrestling in the water  One quick-thinking beachgoer managed to film them playing amongst themselves in the water before sunning on the beach to dry off  'We were all a little shocked,' Watkins told KCRA, adding that the adult bear took off back to the forest with somebody’s cooler While the scene was heartwarming, Placer County Sheriff’s Office warned that getting close to bears is 'very dangerous'  'We are in their territory when we're up in the foothills and in the Sierra [Nevada],' Lt. Nelson Resendes said. 'Don't feed them... don't provoke them' An increasing number of bears in the region are suffering from encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, causing them to act 'dog-like' and friendlier to humans

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A large adult black bear and her three cubs visited a South Lake Tahoe beach last weekend where they beat the heat by playing in the water, stunning beachgoers who watched in shock.

As temperatures soared to 90 on Sunday, the bears made the most of their natural surroundings, with the three cubs wrestling in the water before the mother bear joined

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