There's apparently more to a bear's life than just knocking down trashcans and scaring people....

A Photographer in Daytona Beach says he was following a black bear around a neighborhood when it decided to take a nap ... in a hammock!

The bear stayed in the hammock to rest for about 20 minutes before heading back into the woods.

Check out more pics of the peaceful bear by clicking here.

(Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)