LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE ( — A bear took a little dip Wednesday in the pool of a La Cañada Flintridge home.

Ginny Pitchford-Joyner sent CBS Los Angeles the pictures of the bear which she said swam in her pool for a few minutes before walking off on Wednesday afternoon.

(credit: Ginny Pitchford-Joyner)

(credit: Ginny Pitchford-Joyner)

Pitchford-Joyner says she was first alerted to the bear after she heard helicopters circling overhead.

“I heard helicopters above the house circling for quite a while and I kept coming outside to see, to try and figure out what it was,” she explained. “I went back inside the house and I was trying to search online to see what was happening and I heard a loudspeaker announcement about staying in your homes.”

Soon after, Pitchford-Joyner says she saw the bear walking past her the window before getting into her pool.

“It was pretty awesome,” she said. “I’ve never seen such a big animal that close to me, you know?”

Pitchford-Joyner says after a few minutes, the bear walked off.

(credit: Ginny Pitchford-Joyner)

(credit: Ginny Pitchford-Joyner)

“I’d love to know what happened to it,” she added. “Did it make its way back in the forest? Did someone catch it? ‘Cause I want to feel safe when I come out here.”


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