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Bear seen on video relaxing on hammock in Florida man’s backyard

By Mason White 11:42 AM June 2, 2014
Bear relaxing on Hammock 

By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A bear was seen relaxing on a hammock in a Florida man’s backyard, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

Daytona Beach Police said that after knocking over trash cans and scaring residents on Thursday, the black bear needed a break.

A photographer said that he followed the bear as it climbed into a hammock and relaxed. The incident unfolded at a home located on Glenbriar Circle.

The photographer said that he was about 60 feet away when he took the photos, and the bear did not seem bothered by his presence. The bear stayed in the hammock for 20 minutes before returning to the woods around 6:15 p.m.

“He got into the hammock like a tourist or something,” Vincent James, who owns the house and the hammock, said. “Something spooked the bear and it ran back there. Half an hour later, I come back and I saw that it is back on the hammock,” James added.

The bear has been seen several times in the Pebble Creek neighborhood on Wednesday. Residents said it was looking for food, tearing through a bird feeder and trash cans.

The photographer said that he has seen a lot of wildlife relaxing on hammocks, but this is the first time he saw a black bear.