Several witnesses saw the curious young bear taking a dip in Destin’s beautiful blue Gulf of Mexico waters and captured the rare sighting on video…
It’s not uncommon…There are a lot of bears at Eglin Air Force Base [which lies east of Pensacola near Destin]. They swim across the bay. Sometimes they go for a joy swim..
Nonetheless, no one seemed to expect the ursine visitor that day.
Pensacola musician Jennifer Majors Smith, who captured much of the footage, created a humorous song dedicated to the little black bear.
Bear floatin’ got no worries or care, Bear floatin’ got no burdens to bear
Bear floatin til somebody yelled “ BEAR! BEAR!”
Bear floatin’ in the ocean, now I’m your child’s nightmare
Thanks Char Rohrer!