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Bear takes a dip in SLO’s Santa Margarita Lake

Posted at 10:06 AM, Aug 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-04 13:06:27-04

Swimming is not allowed in San Luis Obispo’s Santa Margarita Lake, but one visitor defied the rules during this most recent heat wave.

A photo shared by San Luis Obispo County Parks shows a bear swimming in the lake this past week.

The parks division identified the animal as a black bear and said they are seen in and around the lake on occasion.