What would you do if a group of big black bears crashed your pool party? Trick question, there’s not much you can do but let them cool off and enjoy!
That’s just what a group of JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) students did when 7 Smokey Mountain black bears showed up at their swim party in Gatlinburg, TN. The students were having a end of the year celebration at the Chalet Village resort when the black bears showed up to take a dip in the pools.
Luckily, there was someone with a camera phone nearby ready to take a video of the awesome experience. Its not everyday you get to see nature so up close and personal. And its definitely not everyday you get to see a bear lounging in a hot tub.
The bears can be seen lounging in 3 separate pools in the same fenced in area. They also start swimming and playing. One even tries to jump on top another one’s back while swimming. They even start play fighting with each other.
In case you didn’t know, some bears are excellent swimmers, (AKA Polar bears), but Black and Brown bears are just adequate and only swim when needed, and apparently when they attend a pool party.
Check out the awesome video for yourself and consider taking a trip to the Great Smokey Mountains on your next adventure!
Here’s the video: