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I’ll never cease to be amazed at the kind of trouble bears can get into all on their own.
California Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene in South Lake Tahoe when a bear climbed into a Honda Civic…and somehow managed to close the door behind him.
As you can imagine, the bear freaked out inside the tiny car, and had already done some damage by the time the El Dorado County Deputies arrived.
“We’re gonna try and get him out,” the Deputy says, “’cause he’s not happy at all.”
An understatement, to be sure. Just walking up the car and opening the door would be a terrible idea with the bear in such an agitated state, so the deputy makes the wise decision to break the back window from a safe distance.
The deputy puts four strategically placed beanbag rounds into the rear windshield, opening a hole big enough to entice the bear to leave.
Predictably, it leaps through the now-shattered glass and scampers off to safety.
We’re not sure what prompted the bear to get into the car, but if we had to guess, we’d say it was probably food.
So here’s your monthly Public Service Announcement: don’t leave food in your car when you’re in bear country, and definitely don’t leave your doors unlocked.