'It's in the Jacuzzi!': Bear Relaxes in Hot Tub in Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

A black bear soaked in a hot tub as the sun rose over the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee early on March 20.

Mason Trebony was holidaying in the area with his wife when he witnessed the wild bear climbing onto the deck of the cabin he was renting.

In this video, filmed by Trebony, the bear is seen moving up a small set of steps before going into the hot tub which is filled with warm water.

“There’s a wild black bear in the jacuzzi getting warm, unbelievable,” Trebony says in the video. “(It’s) just having a blast.”

Trebony told Storyful that the bear sat soaking in the hot tub for 15 minutes before it climbed out and returned to the mountain.

The US National Parks Service estimated that roughly 1,500 bears live in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Credit: Mason Trebony via Storyful

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