So you think there's no bears around here? Look closely and you'll notice, that's Tellico Dam in the background.

My neighbor submitted this photo to a local TV station. After a short swim, the bear climbed out of the water on the Lenoir City side of the river. Later that same night, a local reported seeing a bear run across Hwy. 321 near the entrance of City Park Dr.

Be on the look out for a black bear that apparently likes to swim. He could be any where in the area.