Monday, December 16, 2013

Family of bears took relaxing dip in Florida pool

A North Naples homeowner watched from behind her sliding glass door as a family of black bears took a leisurely dip in her swimming pool last weekend.

"Two bears in my balcony! They're trying to get in my house. I'm so scared!" North Naples resident TJ Ozbay told a Collier County 911 dispatcher. Ozbay called 911 when she stumbled upon the bears swimming in her pool. "They're coming inside. I closed all the curtains, everything," Ozbay said.

That's when she pulled out her phone and recorded it all. The bears had broken through the screen lanai. Ozbay said she thought it was the sound of a hose filling up her pool that attracted them, and was only a few feet away on the other side of a sliding glass door.

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One bear ended up walking right up to that door within inches of her. "I'm so scared. They're trying to break my window," she told the dispatcher. Ozbay says the bears stayed around for almost an hour before running away.

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