• At a gas station in Tahoe City, California, noise and commotion near a set of garbage cans caught the attention of a Deputy Sheriff. 1 / 8

  • Deputy Staley showed up on the scene and was in for a surprise when the cause of the noise revealed himself. 2 / 8

  • It was a fluffy brown bear! As it turns out, the bear was in a playful mood. 3 / 8

  • "Hey, you," Deputy Staley says in the Facebook page posted to the Placer County Sheriff's Department account. Nothing can be seen in the video at this time. 4 / 8

  • But just a few seconds later, a fuzzy brown head pops out from behind the garbage cans. 5 / 8

  • "Yeah, you," Deputy Staley joked in the video. The bear appears to be playing a game of peek-a-boo with the officer. No sooner is he seen before he ducks behind the garbage cans. 6 / 8

  • The Placer County Sheriff's Department ended the post with a friendly reminder that bears should be left alone and not approached if encountered. You don't have to tell us twice! 7 / 8

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