When I was a child, I always wanted to have a great big pool in my backyard. I definitely wasn’t much of a swimmer but like most kids, I loved splashing around and playing in the water to cool off during those hot summer days. But pools take up a heck of a lot of dedicated real estate, they cost a lot of money and the maintenance… oh, the maintenance!
I guess it’s really not surprising that relatively few people own a backyard pool. And even fewer bears have pools. “Why would a bear need a pool?” Well, bears love swimming so why shouldn’t they have pools? Perhaps it’s because bears usually can hang out by natural bodies of water, where they may even find a meal. And that’s all fine and dandy, but they’re still missing out on some of the fun and cool things you can do with a pool.
What do I mean? Well, think about some of the most epic things you’ve ever done in a pool. Undoubtedly, one of those things has to be a massive bellyflop. Bellyflops are pretty much the complete opposite of a graceful swan dive. They’re painful, they make a huge splash, and they’re also a lot of fun.
So check out this video of a four-year-old grizzly bear named Bruiser, who is absolutely loving life. Bruiser is seen climbing the pool ladder before performing an extraordinary bellyflop. Make sure to keep an eye on Bruiser’s post-bellyflop reaction! If this isn’t hilariously adorable, I don’t know what is. I’ve probably watched this video on repeat at least half a dozen times and I still can’t get enough of it.