Bear Plays With Soccer Ball and Climbs on Trampoline in Yard

Bears like to have a little fun every now and then. A New York woman caught a black bear when it was letting loose playing in her yard with a soccer ball and climbing onto her family’s trampoline.

Anna Cory-Watson made sure to capture the moment on video, which she later uploaded to YouTube. She said that she had glanced out in Wappingers Falls and was shocked to find a bear wandering around her yard.

“I was elated when I saw the bear outside my window,” Cory-Watson said. “I knew I was seeing something I was unlikely to ever see again. And that was before it started playing with the soccer ball. Everything that unfolded in front of me felt surreal.”

Cory-Watson added: “I immediately grabbed my phone and started taking pictures. I couldn’t believe it.”

In the video, the bear can be seen playing with a soccer ball, wrestling with a garden hose, carrying a broom and tentatively bouncing on the trampoline. “The bear played in our yard for a couple of hours,” Cory-Watson said. “At one point we thought it had taken off but when it came back, it got in the trampoline.”