Bear Family Visit Gatlinburg Backyard
Occurred on April 16, 2021 / Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA
Info from Licensor: "My Juice Plus team and I were on a work retreat at Hoo-Bear Lodge, perched on a mountainside in Gatlinburg, just outside of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We had booked through Airbnb and had gotten a message from our host before we arrived that there had been evidence of bear activity at the Lodge. We were not very concerned and thought we’d be lucky to see any bear while we were there. What a surprise to have a visit from a family of five bears! We marveled from the upstairs balcony as they explored, swam in the pool/spa, and played with the pool cover. We were content to exclaim and video them until one began to make off with one of the pool float sensors. Then one of our team members, Glenda, loudly scolded him for being 'naughty' as she rattled some metal chairs together to frighten him. He dropped the float, and the whole family ran off down the mountain. It was the highlight of our trip!"