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Black bear enjoys a dip in a Pennsylvania koi pond and even plays with the plastic ducks

A bear hilariously faced off against a team of plastic ducks after dipping into a newly-built koi pond for a quick swim.

Footage captured in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, shows a large bear wander over to the pond before slowly submerging into the water to cool off from the heat.

The pond’s owner, who filmed the footage, is heard telling the bear to ‘get out of there!’

After entering the water, the bear slowly paddles around the pond, chewing on some of the floating plants and vegetation.

The bear comes across a collection of yellow plastic ducks and two life-like fake duck floating on the surface of the water and swipes at one with its paw. 

The pond’s owner is heard saying: ‘It’s killing my duck, my plastic duck!’

This is followed by the bear ‘attacking’ one of the life-like ducks after getting its leg caught on some fishing string below the duck – making it seem like the animal had charged the bear.

After pawing and chewing the duck to make sure it was no longer a threat, the bear slowly paddles off again to eat more of the plant matter.

The footage was originally filmed on July 24 but recently re-emerged on social media.

Speaking about the bear’s antics, the pond owner said: ‘We just finished building our koi pond In June and we’ve seen a few bears walk around it but never went in before.

‘It was over 90° f that day on to of the mountain so the koi pond was a perfect place for the bear to cool off. 

‘The bear didn’t bother any of our fish, crayfish, or frogs. It did leave a few small puncture holes in the pond liner but they were an easy fix.’

Only black bears are found in Pennsylvania and it is believed that around 20,000 of the animals currently call the state home.

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