Bears on a playground in New Jersey certainly surprised the family who found them. On Sept. 7, MSN reported that a family from Jersey came home to find a couple of bears and cubs playing on their backyard playground -- some even taking themselves on a ride down the big yellow slide!
"Maryann Vanadia of Roxbury, N.J., and her two daughters came home to find a momma bear and her cubs playing on the slide in their backyard," MSN reported. Vanadia was quick to grab her camera and take some really amazing photos of the bears playing and seemingly having a grand ole time.
The bears on the playground thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was like an amusement park for them as they checked everything out, went on a few "rides," and even scored themselves some lunch. It is not everyday that you see a wild animal playing on a children's playground so Vanadia's photos are totally worth a look. The bears had quite the field day, that's for sure!
"The pictures show the bear and her cubs had some quality mommy-and-me time — hanging out on the slide, sniffing rocks and snooping through the garbage for some lunch (sic)," MSN reported.
The bears on the playground were just having some fun -- and it's not the first time this has happened either. If you check YouTube, you will find quite a few cute/funny videos of wild bears playing on backyard playgrounds.
© Effie Orfanides 2013