By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
Locking the car doors may seem like a simple task to many of us, but to others it’s an insurmountable burden. A Sisyphean job so onerous that it can’t be done.
That’s why there are so many reminders from the police that hitting that daunting button after exiting a vehicle is a good strategy.
Wildlife officials issue that same call endlessly.
dopes individuals don’t get it.
Vehicles are stolen, goods inside vehicles are stolen and bears sometimes turn into Tasmanian Devils and destroy cars.
Happened again on Monday.
A bear opened up a door of a truck in South Park, Colorado, and absolutely obliterated the truck’s interior.
If there was a Hall of Fame for destruction caused by bears, this is a sure-fire nominee.
Now, the animal looked quite content with its surroundings in the first photo shared by Colorado Park & Wildlife (below).
Sure, the rear view mirror was dangling from the ceiling. But outside of that, it looked like he was in the driver’s seat just hanging out. Perhaps smoking a doobie (it is Colorado) and listening to Classic Vinyl on Sirius-XM.
Maybe “Wooden Ships” by Crosby, Stills, & Nash is just fading and that’s when he realizes he can’t get out. Or there’s no beer in the vehicle. Making it much less desirable than the truck in Larkspur, Colorado, that was broken into in June by a bear that drank the beer inside it before stumbling away.
Regardless, bears seem to break in just fine. Exiting? That’s a struggle.
So what to do?
Rip the crap out of the car.
And it did.
In the second photo, the truck isn’t even recognizable.
It looks like a living room on the TV show Hoarders.
Door panel ruined. Cushions ripped to shreds. Things dangling which aren’t meant to dangle. Absolute annihilation.
Holy cow! We want video.
But there is good news. The bear was released and happily bounded away (photo below).
And the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department was left to issue that same old warning:
- Remove anything with a scent from your vehicle.
- Make sure to always keep your car doors locked.
See you next time.