Black bear lies down in garden hammock in Florida

03/06/14

The black bear was photographed "chilling" in a hammock in a garden in Florida

A black bear has been caught on camera lying down in a hammock in the US state of Florida.

Home owner, Vincent James, says the animal climbed in and "laid back like he was a tourist or something".

He said: "Something spooked him but half an hour later he came back and there he is, in the hammock again."

The bear stayed for about 20 minutes before heading back into the woods. The animal had been searching bins two days before in the Daytona Beach area.

The animal climbed in and "laid back like he was a tourist or something"
Image caption The animal climbed in and "laid back like he was a tourist or something"
The bear stayed for about 20 minutes before heading back into the woods
Image caption The bear stayed for about 20 minutes before heading back into the woods

Local photographer, Rafael Torres, followed the bear through the neighbourhood into a back garden.

He was about 60 feet (18m) away when he took the pictures.

The hammock has now been removed.

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