The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most widely distributed bear species.

Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in search of food. Sometimes they become attracted to human communities because of the immediate availability of food. The American black bear is the world's most common bear species.

Black bears feature prominently in the stories of some of America's indigenous peoples. In the mythology of the Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian people of the Northwest Coast, mankind first learned to respect bears when a girl married the son of black bear Chieftain.

People living in Colorado Springs wondered why their rain water barrel was almost empty every day. They set up a couple of cameras and look what they caught on film

Something was happening to all of the rainwater in a rain barrel left outside near the woods by a house in Colorado Springs. The owners of this barrel decided to solve the water-missing mystery by setting up a few cameras before the next rainfall.

Photos by Ralph Metzner

An American Black Bear… 

…stopping for a drink 

 Wait…what is it doing now?! 

“Ah, one man’s rain barrel, is another bear’s hot tub.” 

“I hope my paws don’t get too prune-y” 

 “Care to join? The water’s juuust right!”

Responses to "They Left Their Rain Barrel Outside in the Wilderness and Look What Happened"

  1. DebV says:

    What a wonderful experience for them to get to see a wild animal taking such pleasure in such an everyday object.

  2. mintymo says:

    They need t o put an old bath tub out for him and the rain barrel in a cage lol

  3. Andrew Dube says:

    Bears are so funny Love this

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