This bear is called Larry. Not by other bears, you understand, but by the teenage girls that discovered him in their family swimming pool outside their Monrovia, California home.

Joining some of our favourite wild-animals-in-swimming-pools in our wild-animals-in-swimming-pools video gallery (see below), Larry seems to be perfectly content sunning himself instead of, say, scaring people as they walk down the street texting on their mobile phone.

So to see an elk in a hot tub, spend a few minutes with us watching a couple of clips where nature shows its wetter side. Enjoy!

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