Family of bears cools off next to crowd of people at South Lake Tahoe beach

ByAndrew Morris KGO logo
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Family of bears cools off next to Lake Tahoe crowd
The record-breaking heat drove a family of mother bear and cubs to seek relief in the cool waters of South Lake Tahoe, California.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- Even bears need a way to beat the uncomfortable heat the west has been seeing this summer.

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A mother bear and her cubs were spotted jumping into the waters at a beach in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, not seeming to notice the other humans that were watching them nearby. The high on the lake that day was 91 degrees.

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A bear family has now been seen extremely close to those on the Tahoe beach for a second time in a little more than two weeks.

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