South Lake Tahoe Bear Crawls Through Muddy Pond to Cool Down

A bear in South Lake Tahoe, California, beat the heat by crawling through a muddy pond, footage from a nearby trail cam shows.

The trail cam, set up by local wildlife photographer Tooge Sielsch, captured the bear taking a dip last summer.

Posting the footage to Instagram on December 28, Sielsch said that he was “bored of everything being white” as the area experienced record-breaking snowfall.

“Here is what was happening six months ago during the warmest summer on record here in Tahoe,” he wrote.

Sielsch regularly sets up trail cameras to film the antics of the local bear population and other native fauna. Credit: Toogee Sielsch via Storyful

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