Bear takes a dip in kiddie pool behind Idaho home

An Idaho man who put out a kiddie pool behind his house during a recent heatwave was surprised to check his camera and see a bear taking a relaxing dip.

Greg Massey said he placed the pool in his Priest River back yard and pointed a camera at it in the hopes of capturing candid wildlife moments.

“I thought I would get a deer, elk, moose or something drinking out of it,” he told KXLY-TV in an email. “Here is what I got.”

The video shared by Massey shows a large bear working to get as much of its body as possible submerged in the water before settling in for a nap.