Vacationers on the California side of Lake Tahoe had a truly wild time when a mama bear and her two cubs joined them on the beach.

Videos uploaded by YouTube user Norma Alvarez Wednesday show the furry family splashing around in the cool waters of the lake, which borders Nevada.

Naturally, the adorable guests attract a crowd of onlookers who coo over their antics - at a safe distance.

The first video shot at the lake shows the fuzzy family splashing around in the water, apparently unbothered by the canoers floating just a few feet away.

Mama bear wades a little way out while her mischievous cubs bat water at each other, just like human children.

She then breaks up the fight, and one of her kids gives her a quite literal bear hug - to the delight of the watching crowd.

'It's nature,' remarks one little girl - though the rows of white-masted yachts in the distance and the plastic pails on the beach show just how much humanity has encroached on the bears' natural habitat.


Responses to "Mama Bear Takes Her 2 Cubs For A Swim In California "

  1. Diana says:

    Thank God that people stayed away from them. It would have taken just one idiot to get too close, get hurt and then the rangers would have shot all three bears - because that's what they do, and the human who caused the deaths gets away with no penalty. Lovely lovely video!

  2. Unknown says:

    Fantastic that noone bothered anyone, and everyone pplaed in the water to cool off. My Congrats to everyone :)

  3. cathy t says:

    love this bears and humans share a swim, beautiful

  4. neache says:

    This is a great video and shows how humans and animals can get along if they only respect each others space, enjoy watching what should be a common thing for the love of life and respect for one another,

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