Adorable Black Bear Cubs Inspect Pickleball Paddles Outside California Cabin

A pair of curious black bear cubs were spotted inspecting pickleball paddles found in a wagon full of recreational equipment at a lakeside property in Tahoe City, California, on June 16.

Joshua Klekowski captured this footage and told Storyful he started recorded after noticing the mother bear and her two cubs near the cabin he and his family were visiting.

“They walked over to the wagon and were interested in the games. [They] picked up the pickleball paddles and wanted to play!” Klekowski said.

The footage shows the mother and cubs walking on the property before the cubs run toward the wagon and begin to inspect its contents. Credit: Joshua Klekowski via Storyful

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