Family of bears frolic at wild pool party in New Jersey

ROCKAWAY TWP., N.J. -- A North Jersey pool party got a little wild because the guest turned out to be a family of bears.

The Basso family who owns the pool in Rockaway Township, Morris County, filmed a mama bear and five of her cubs cooling off in their backyard earlier this week.

"I thought they would get a drink or just drink out of it for a minute and then move on, but they pretty much started climbing," Tim Basso told News 12 New Jersey.

"My first thought was really, where is the dog and where are the kids?"

With everyone accounted for, the Bassos watched safely inside while Tim's wife started recording the video.

The cubs splashed around and checked out the play set.

"They came in, they experienced the pool, they got it, they seemed to enjoy themselves. They did a little bit of damage on the pool toys and floats and whatnot, but all in all I don't think it was a terrible experience," Tim said.

The family called 911, but there was little police could do.

The bears left on their own after an hour.
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