Splash-tactic! Watch a 600-pound Grizzly Dive into a Florida Pool

It was an unforgettable sight as a grizzly bear decided to leap into a swimming pool to escape the sweltering summer sun in Florida.

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The four-year-old grizzly, fondly named Bruiser, climbed up the pool ladder and launched himself into the water with a grand belly flop.

Once he hit the water, Bruiser shook his wet fur before returning to his favorite water activity: playing with his surfboard.

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Due to Bruiser’s substantial size and sharp claws, a typical inflatable swimming toy could be more practical. So, the 600-pound grizzly has his surfboard for water fun.

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Playtime: Bruiser, the grizzly bear, climbs the pool ladder in preparation for jumping in for his daily playtime.

Bruiser resides at the Single Vision wildlife sanctuary in Melrose, Florida. The sanctuary is home to various threatened and endangered species and has seen temperatures soar to 90F this month. Along with Bruiser, the sanctuary shelters white tigers, Florida panthers, and other wildlife.

Single Vision is a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about endangered species.

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The sanctuary stated that many species they care for are in danger due to illegal poaching and habitat destruction.

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Tight squeeze: With all four legs sitting on the top rung, 600-pound Bruiser prepares to jump into the pool.
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The 600lb grizzly is held at the Single Vision Wildlife sanctuary in Melrose, Florida, where temperatures have hit up to 90F this month.

The video captured Bruiser’s poolside fun just as Florida made a surprising announcement. For the first time since 1994, the state has approved the return of black bear hunting.

The move, announced on Wednesday, means that a daytime black bear hunting season will commence in four regions in October. The one-week season aims to manage the bear population.

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Oops: Suddenly, however, Bruiser’s body goes horizontal and he prepares for a big belly flop into the water.
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Oops: Suddenly, however, Bruiser’s body goes horizontal, and he prepares for a big belly flop into the water.
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Making waves: Bruiser’s body hits the water, and he causes a huge splash before coming up from underwater, shaking his fur, and recomposing himself.
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Toys: Bruiser has a surfboard to play with in the pool, as blowup toys would be impractical for an animal with such large claws.
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Saying hi: Bruiser takes a break from swimming to greet the camera as he’s being filmed by an employee at Single Vision.
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Canidae Pet Food Reviews: An In-Depth Look

Choosing the right pet food is crucial for the health and well-being of our furry friends. In this blog post, we'll delve deep into Canidae pet food, a popular choice among pet owners, and provide an in-depth review based on various sources.

Canidae is a well-known brand in the pet food industry, offering a range of products designed to cater to pets of all ages, breeds, and sizes.

Product Range:

  • Canidae All-Life Stages (Dry): This vet-formulated product suits dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. It's available in both dry and wet formulas.
  •  Canidae Pure: A limited-ingredient diet crafted for dogs with food sensitivities. Each recipe typically includes 7 to 10 ingredients.

Key Ingredients

The Canidae All Life Stages Multi Protein Formula, which represents the brand's product line, contains ingredients like chicken meal, turkey meal, brown rice, peas, oatmeal, and barley. Chicken meal, the primary ingredient, is a meat concentrate with nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.

Recalls and Safety

Canidae has had recalls in the past. It's essential to stay updated with the brand's recall history to ensure your pet's safety.

Customer Reviews

The Canidae Dog Food product line has earned an overall rating of 4.5 stars from The Dog Food Advisor. The Canidae All Life Stages Dog Food has received the Advisor's second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.

Pros and Cons:

  • Pros: High protein content, suitable for all life stages, contains beneficial ingredients like flaxseed and taurine.
  •  Cons: It contains some controversial ingredients, and not all minerals are chelated, which might affect absorption.

Conclusion

Canidae All Life Stages is a grain-inclusive dry dog food that uses a notable amount of named meat meals as its primary source of animal protein. With an above-average protein content and a profile suggesting a significant amount of meat, it comes highly recommended for pet owners.