Lock up your cars in bear country
By angelamontana

Posted: August 17, 2021

A couple of years ago, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department reported something a little unexpected….but not really surprising, if you know a thing or two about bears.

Here’s a good reminder to keep your car doors locked, especially in bear country.

Last night a delinquent bear pulled open an unlocked driver’s door and climbed in, and of course, the door closed behind it. The bear worked on digging out through all 4 doors, but apparently butt-shifted the car into neutral. The car rolled back and off the driveway and about 100 ft down the hill. The four legged suspect swiped a tree, rendering the car undrivable, but in the process popped a door open, and fled on foot… er, on paws in an unknown direction.’

Let this serve as a reminder that bears are pretty resourceful, and, especially if you leave food in your vehicle, it isn’t unheard of for a bear to get into your vehicle.

Always be bear aware in bear country!