He has an unusual zoo in his backyard! Having a pet literally means you can choose from a great variety of animals...but when it comes to this man...pets could be a variety of wild animals!
In this peculiar "zoo" two adorable bears don't live in cages but in a backyard in Melrose, Florida where the two animals can enjoy diving in an above ground pool! After all, Florida gets really hot and muggy in the summer time and when you carry around a fur coat that you can’t take off, you need to find a quick way to cool down.
Carl Bovard, the owner of the animals videotaped one of his bear friends named Bruiser eagerly climbing up the pool ladder and jumping off the top to do belly flops into the water. From the looks of it Bruiser is definitely a veteran belly-flopper because he doesn’t hesitate for a single second when he clambers up the short ladder and jumps. Once he’s in the pool he bear paddles around and seems to smile as he plays and splashes.
Bruiser even looks adorable getting out of the pool, as he uses his two front paws to steady himself while throwing up a rear leg to clamber over the side so he can do it all over again. Once out, he shakes off the water and ends up getting Carl all wet, but Carl laughs and doesn’t mind the shower. Bruiser looks like such a nice, relaxed, and playful sweetheart, judging by the way he acts in the water, even when he’s chewing on pool toys.
Bruiser is living the good life at Single Vision, a non-profit animal sanctuary that Carl set up to help rescue animals and educate people about endangered species. He shares the space with two lions, two bobcats, two alligators, two mountain lions, two bears, and six tigers.
This is a great example of how animals should be treated! Personally I still think of them as wild animals...which mean you cannot be sure of their reaction; however these instincts are only come to the surface when they feel threat! Would you join them for refreshing dips!?! I would prefer just to watch them!
Share his effort for safe and happy animals with others!