A bear in a hammock? Now we’ve seen it all.
A black bear rummaged through some trash cans and gave a Daytona Beach neighborhood’s residents a scare on Thursday, which must have worn him out.
How do we know he was tired? Well, photographer Rafael Torres was around to capture proof, as the bear climbed into a hammock, leaned back, and rested for about 20 minutes.
A report from Orlando’s WESH had more. View the slideshow to see the images and read the rest of the story.
Images via Rafael Torres/WESH
Daytona Beach, Florida
The bear had been spotted multiple times in the Pebble Creek neighborhood in Daytona Beach since Wednesday.
Bear in the neighborhood
Witnesses who saw the bear during that time say he was eager to find food, tearing through a bird feeder and trash cans.
There’s a bear in your yard
Torres followed the bear briefly, but said it didn’t seem too bothered by his presence.
Looks like a nice place to sit
WESH said that Torres was only about 60 feet away as he snapped the photos.
Make yourself at home
In fact, the bear had been around so long it seemed to favor the hammock, and actually sat in it more than once.
“He got in the hammock like he was a tourist or something,” Vincent James, who owns the home and the hammock, told WESH. “Then something spooked him and he ran right back there. Then half an hour later I come back and I saw there he is in the hammock again.”