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Unabashed Bear Doesn't Mind At All If Hikers See Him Skinny-Dipping

While hiking through the Anderson Pass in Olympic National Park some hikers came across a rare sight - a black bear taking a leisurely pond-bath. Black bears are quite solitary creatures, and when they get a whiff of humans in the air they tend to scamper away. This particular bear, however, seemed completely unperturbed by the presence of the curious humans, and went about his routine without a care in the world.

Floating casually on one's back is the key to relaxation - as far as bears are concerned, anyway.

All too soon pond-time was over. According to the YouTube uploader, "This bear calmly remained in his element, as though he didn't have a care in the world. After having [his] fun, the bear slowly worked [his] way over to the bank and hillside and spent a good 20 - 30 minutes eating from the lush blueberries that were ripe."

This particular black bear turned out to be very chill indeed.

Though these hikers were quite lucky that this black bear had no interest in sniffing out any of their food provisions, it is very important to take certain precautions when preparing to hike in a bear-populated area.

Watch the full encounter below:

(YouTube: Kris Harken)

Editor's note: Please remember to never feed bears, as it can cause them to associate food with humans.