By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
A Colorado driver is mourning the loss of his car on Tuesday after a bear destroyed it.
Apparently the bear found what was inside of the car in Larkspur, Colorado attractive and broke in to get it.
That something might have been the case of beer in the backseat.
Whatever it was, authorities say the bear stayed in the vehicle for at least an hour before exiting.
The episode gave wildlife officials another opportunity to remind the public to remove bear attractants — including beer — from their vehicles.
“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,” a representative from Colorado Parks and Wildlife said.
No word on whether the bear guzzled all 24 cans of beer but authorities say at least 20 of the beers were consumed.
It wouldn’t be the first time a Colorado bear got hammered. Back in 2006, a drunk bear was filmed stumbling near an elementary school near Lyons, Colorado.
Officers ended up tranquilizing the bear. Media reports said the bear “slept it off” before stumbling back to the wilderness — like a bear version of “Otis the town drunk.”
Authorities say bears broke into cars 484 times between 2019-20.