Cars and wildlife rarely mix, with deer, elk, and raccoons that can cause thousands of dollars in damage if you hit them. But in some parts of the country, even parked cars are not safe, as one ViralHog video shows. It shows the bear casually opening the door to the GMC Sierra Denali and climbing inside, but a bystander doesn’t have it, approaching the bear and forcing him out of the vehicle before it can do too much damage.
Video, taken from a passing Jeep Wrangler, shows the bear casually walking up to the Sierra, grabbing the chrome door handle, opening it, and climbing inside as if it were their own vehicle. The bear even used a power-extending sidestep to help himself in. The video contains two clips of the viewer, with a second person getting out of the car and approaching the beast. The woman started screaming at the bear, saying “No” and “Get out.” And it’s listening.
By the time the woman, identified as Marisa, arrived at Sierra, the bear was already at the driver’s door with a plastic bag of candy in her teeth. The bear looked at the woman and contemplated his life’s decision before dropping his bag and jumping out. The bag landed perfectly beside the stairs.
The bear didn’t chase the woman, instead circling behind the GMC. The guy in the Jeep called out to Marisa as the bear was leaving, but she reassured the driver by repeating, “It’s okay,” which isn’t something most people would say standing face to face with a hungry bear.
According to the video description, the incident took place late last month in Lake Tahoe, California and Marisa is a lifelong resident of the area. The animal will destroy the inside of the truck if he doesn’t stop the bear. Their large paws are not ideal for a modern car cabin full of sails.
She’s a bit skinny for Fat Bear Week, which is happening right now, but winter is coming, and all kinds of bears have their fill before going into hibernation. We hope this bear can pack heavily without causing property damage.