Guess the black bear that broke into this car in Larkspur, Colorado wasn’t a fan of Coors because the case of Banquet Beers left in the backseat went untouched after spending an hour trapped inside. However it did manage to tear up the interior pretty well before Colorado Parks Wildlife officers and a Douglas County Sheriff deputy managed to get the bear out of the vehicle. I thought all Coloradans enjoyed “Tapping The Rockies”…I stand corrected:
Unfortunately these photos serve as a reminder that if you are in bear country, you need to lock your car doors & keep it clean of all attractants. Bears break into cars often (484 times between 2019-20).
— CPW NE Region (@CPW_NE) June 15, 2021
CPW tip to prevent conflicts between bears and humans:
- Don’t feed bears, and don’t put out food for other wildlife that attracts bears.
- Be responsible about trash and bird feeders.
- Burn food off bbq grills and clean after each use.
- Keep all bear-accessible windows and doors closed and locked, including home, garage and vehicle doors.
- Don’t leave food, trash, coolers, air fresheners or anything that smells in your vehicle.
- Pick fruit before it ripens, and clean up fallen fruit.
- Talk to your neighbors about doing their part to be bear responsible.