The viral video, filmed in Lake Tahoe in Nevada, captured a typical beach scene.
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Mountains can be seen in the distance while paddle boarding and canoeing tourists make the most of the beautiful water.
But the shocking scene captured something rather unusual in the water as onlookers filmed.
While they didn’t seem to be threatening anyone, the terrifying creatures are known for being rather ferocious animals.
A family of three black bears are seen frolicking in the water.
Close to the shoreline, a black bear was caught playing with her two black bear cubs.
They can be territorial when it comes to protecting their family, although didn’t seem interested in any of the people around them.
Three people watch it from their paddleboards before they decide to try and paddle away.
It may have been a wise move seeing as bears can be dangerous creatures.
While they seem scary, black bears are the worlds most common bear species and are not as dangerous as grizzly bears.
The video has had over 87,000 views on Imgur already, with many people commenting on the surprising scene.
One remarked: “I’m not sure why but I am very bothered by the fact that the one person closest to the bears has their back turned the entire time.”
A user who couldn’t resist a pun said: “Hope the water is bearable”.
Another explained why it isn’t uncommon to see black bears near people.
They wrote: “According to a ranger in the Smokies, Mama black bears with cubs will stay close to humans cause male bears are scared of people.”
Bears have been caught on camera in very surprising situations when they are around humans.
One man was shocked to find two bear cubs in his car when opening the door.
He quickly swung it open before they both leapt out and fled the scene.
Another man decided to play with two grizzly bears by playing peek a boo.
Thankfully he is an expert and is known as Jim Kowalczik who own a wildlife rehabilitation centre in New York.