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Bear in a Hammock Kicks Back in Florida Neighborhood [PICS]

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.

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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

Photo via Rafael Torres/WESH

The bear had been spotted multiple times in the Pebble Creek neighborhood in Daytona Beach since Wednesday.

Bear in the neighborhood

Photo via Rafael Torres/WESH

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

Photo via Rafael Torres/WESH

Torres followed the bear briefly, but said it didn't seem too bothered by his presence.

Looks like a nice place to sit

Photo via Rafael Torres/WESH

WESH said that Torres was only about 60 feet away as he snapped the photos.

Make yourself at home

Photo via Rafael Torres/WESH

In fact, the bear had been around so long it seemed to favor the hammock, and actually sat in it more than once.

Kicking back

Photo via Rafael Torres/WESH

"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."

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Bear in a Hammock Kicks Back in Florida Neighborhood [PICS]