A bear cools off in an Ashland resident's pond

, Posted: Thu, July 24 2014 at 7:38 AM, Updated: Thu, July 24 2014 at 7:51 AM

A bear cools off in an Ashland resident's pond

Ashland, Ore. -- Take a look at what one Ashland couple found in their backyard.

It was early in the morning when Joel Axelrod snapped these photos from inside his home on July 10th.

He was outside when his wife first saw the bear. and called him back inside. Axelrod says they've been visited by bears before. They estimate this bear was about seven hundred and fifty pounds

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