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Bear spends an hour inside car with case of beer

The bear spent about an hour in the car and managed to detach parts from the doors.

LARKSPUR, Colo. — Bears, they're curious, intelligent and very resourceful. Some might say a little too curious. Most people and bear interactions can be traced back to one thing - food. 

On Tuesday, Colorado Parks Wildlife (CPW) reported a bear breaking into a car in Larkspur.

Could it have been for the case of beer in the backseat?

Whatever it was, the bear left it quite a mess. He spent almost an hour in the car and managed to detach parts of the doors, also removing the rubber lining. CPW said one of their wildlife officers and a Douglas County Sheriff deputy managed to get the bear out of the vehicle. 

To avoid another break in, CPW advises to lock car doors and keep them clean of all attractants. 

More tips from CPW 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 barbeque 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.

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