updated 04/05/2013 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/05/2013 AT 1:40 PM ET
A pair of brown bears got a little overly excited during a dip in the water in their enclosure at Germany’s Tierpark Hagenbeck, a zoo in the town of Hamburg, on Tuesday.
As a second bear attempted to wade its way into the running stream, his furry pal decided this was as good a time as any to start a water fight and swatted at his companion. The ensuing swift paw sent water flying but failed to get the jump on the fast-footed animal.
Though it’s never fun to be snuck up on, it seems like the duo managed to have a bear-y good time anyway – just don’t try it on the bear standing a few feet down.