Bear Taking A Dip In Pool, Sipping A Margarita And Taking A 2 Hour Nap Is 2018’s Summer Hero

by : Julia Banim on : 04 Jul 2018 10:49
Bear in a hot tubCBS Los Angeles/Mark Hugh

Hot tubs, margaritas and naps are the holy trinity of summer – and this doesn’t just apply to humans.

Mark Hough, from Altadena, Southern California, was all set to enjoy a glorious summer evening over the weekend.


The margaritas were poured, the mood was set and Mark and his wife were looking forward to some serious Friday night relaxation.

Trouble was, they were beaten to it by a big, shaggy bear with a taste for the high life…

Bear in a hot tubCBS Los Angeles/ Mark Hough

After hearing branches cracking in his neighbour’s back garden, Mark became aware of the bear’s approaching presence and yelled for his wife and dogs to run inside.


After a few minutes had passed, Mark decided to sneak outside to see if he could spot the hairy intruder. He couldn’t=t have imagined the strange scene which greeted him.

Luxuriating in the pool was the bear, soaking away his worries and his cares – Baloo-style – in Mark’s hot-tub.

According to NBC San Diego, Mark revealed how the cheeky bear had played with the chlorinator and at one point even tossed the thermometer up in the air, saying:

He was playing having a grand old time


You can watch how summer is done for yourself below:

After basking in the tub for a while, the curious bear decided to explore the oddities of the human world a little further.

He ventured through the garden, strolling by the pool without a care in the world. Coming across Mark’s abandoned margarita, the bear decided to try a sip.


According to Mark, the bear ‘popped out of the bushes, walked right over to the margarita, knocked it over and lapped it.’

Evidently he was a cocktail fan, and knocked back the lot like a pro.


So far, this bear was doing Friday night right, which he proved further with his next logical step.

Perhaps a little tipsy at this point, the bear clambered into a tree for a two hour disco nap. Living. The. Dream.

Bear drinks cocktailCBS Los Angeles/ Mark Hough

Those who’ve seen the video have fallen in love with the bear’s no-hecks-given attitude and strong focus on ‘me-time.’

One person noted:

That guy can kiss that hot tub goodbye. That bear will be a regular there now if it wasn’t already.

Another said:

The bear who jumped in a guy’s hot tub and had a margarita is truly living his best life.

I am jealous of that bear.

An understandably surprised Mark concluded:

So he had his margarita, he had his Jacuzzi, and now he’s ready for an hour nap,

It was an interesting Friday to say the least.

Who knows where the party animal was heading next after peacing out from Mark’s back garden. A cocktail bar? A pool party?

Wherever the rascal was headed, you can bet he had a crazier night than you or I. Winnie The Pooh this is not…

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Animals


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  1. CBS Los Angeles/YouTube

    Bear Enjoys Hot Tub, Margarita In Altadena

  2. NBC San Diego