What Was This Bear Thinking When It Trapped Itself In A Subaru?

Colorado problems.

Sheriff’s deputies in Colorado responded to a very Colorado problem on Tuesday — a bear that managed to get itself trapped inside a Subaru.

Footage of the encounter shows deputies approach the situation with caution, for obvious reasons. 

“No windows were broken. The door handles weren’t the kind you lift up. And yet somehow this medium-sized bear managed to open a door, crawl inside and close the door behind him,” the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement posted to Facebook.

“Deputies could tell by all the moisture on the windows that he’d clearly been inside for a while. Given the size of the bear, they also wondered if there was a momma bear nearby,” the statement said. 

After some quick thinking, deputies opened the hatch of the vehicle and allowed the bear to run off into the forest.

Unfortunately, as the photo below shows, this bear is clearly not familiar with the concept of “leave no trace.”

Come on, bear. Break in if you must, but don't make a mess!
Come on, bear. Break in if you must, but don't make a mess!