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Family of Bears Have Their Own Pool Party

The Basso family of Rockaway Township in New Jersey had some uninvited guests in their pool: a mother bear and five of her cubs.

"I thought they would get a drink or just drink out of it for a minute and then move on, but they pretty much started climbing," Tim Basso told 6ABC.

The bears splashed in the pool and climbed on the swing set in the Basso's backyard. The family safely watched from inside the house while Tim's wife filmed the bears.

"They came in, they experienced the pool, they got it, they seemed to enjoy themselves. They did a little bit of damage on the pool toys and floats and whatnot, but all in all, I don't think it was a terrible experience," Basso told 6ABC.

The family called 911, but the police weren't able to help. The bears left the backyard on their own after about an hour.

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