Bear hops into backyard pool to cool down

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A bear tried to beat the summer heat by jumping into a backyard pool Saturday afternoon.

Christelle Riberio's three children were playing in the pool at Chrisine Whaley's when they first saw the bear approach, according to WATE.

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"I guess he was hot," Riberio told WATE. "I was excited and I was really happy because I wanted my kids to see one from up close."

The Whaleys said bear sightings are more frequent than usual, about three times a week this year.