It was a lovely sunny day and a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the hot tub. But as the Houghs relaxed in the water, a noise cut their R&R short. They then watched a dangerous beast stomp into their yard and sniff the air where the couple had been relaxing just moments earlier.
The family in question are Mark Hough and his wife, who live in beautiful Altadena, a town in Southern California. The state’s famed for its warm climate, so keeping cool is essential to everyday life. And one way of doing so is via private pools and hot tubs.
Hough is lucky enough to have a hot tub built into his back yard. It’s on his private property, but on particularly hot days, the lure of cool water can prove irresistible to some neighbors. For example, devil-may-care trespassers might decide to take a sneaky dip when no one’s home.