The bear sure did a number on the inside of this car.
Bears and cars are not a great combination, as a car owner from Colorado Springs learned late last week when a bear managed to get inside their car and become trapped. The bear destroyed in the interior of the car—and thankfully, the driver was not in the vehicle. Wildlife officers were called, and once they were able to open the door, the bear escaped, unharmed.
Pictures shared on Twitter by Colorado Parks & Wildlife show the destruction the bear caused inside the car as it tried to get out:
Look carefully inside this car near #ColoradoSprings last night. This is a potentially dangerous situation for the driver and the bear. And even if the bear leaves without conflict, wait until you see the interior.🐻NEVER🐻LEAVE🐻ATTRACTANTS🐻IN🐻YOUR🐻CAR!🐻(1 of 3) pic.twitter.com/gk9q8klVLw— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) October 9, 2020
What happens when a bear enters your car because something inside smells tasty and manages to get trapped inside? This happens! A trapped bear, desperate to escape, is a potentially dangerous situation. Luckily, @CSP_News troopers opened the door and the bear ran off. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/3fAdB4ZQF0— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) October 9, 2020
In #BearCountry, being #BearAware means locking car doors and windows and removing attractants like fast food, sodas, groceries, candy, perfumed products like wipes and more. Visit https://t.co/D15JeiUwod (3/3) pic.twitter.com/SzLts6lQti— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) October 9, 2020
Bears are attracted to smells; they have a nose that is 100 times more sensitive than humans and can smell food five miles away. Anything with a strong or discernable fragrance can be tempting; perfumed wipes, lotions, snacks, groceries, pet food, etc., all attract the bears, which are out looking for food before hibernation season.
Learn more about being “Bear Aware” at cpw.state.co.us/bears.
When it comes to a bear versus a car showdown, most often, the bear wins.
How do you think you would react if you found a bear inside your vehicle? Let us know in the comments.