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article image'Bearjacked': Watch a bear break into a pickup truck (Video)

By Leigh Goessl     Jun 7, 2013 in Odd News
People usually have to worry about other humans breaking into vehicles, but one neighborhood is on the watch for a bear hitting up cars and trucks.
A resident in Maple Ridge, B.C., recently caught a bear breaking into the family's pickup truck. According to media reports, the residents heard noise rattling around outside at 5:30 a.m. one day earlier this week.
Looking outside, the couple were stunned to see a bear climbing out of their car. As the animal climbed out, they watched it, grabbing a camera.
"By the time we got out of bed, [the bear] was actually inside one of our cars. We saw the car door open and it was just coming out one of our cars," resident Rebecca Moore told CBC News.
Then he moved onto the truck.
"We saw him just open the door of the truck, just easy as anything.… He was obviously used to accessing vehicles," Moore added.
Screen shot from YouTube video taken by a Canadian resident as a bear broke into the family truck
Screen shot from YouTube video taken by a Canadian resident as a bear broke into the family truck
Rebecca Moore/YouTube
Moore told Global News how "hilarious" the whole scene was, describing how he moved from one vehicle to the next.
The video, entitled "Bearjacked", shows 40 seconds of the bear climbing out of the truck and then opening another door with ease. Standing on its hind legs, the bear leans in and briefly peeks into the rear seat of the vehicle.
At this point, the young bear is seemingly ready to move on and walks away from the vehicles, leaving the doors open.
After catching the bear on video, the couple said they chased the bear away from their property.
Conservation officer Denny Chretien told local media the bear's behavior was not common, "but it is occurring." He noted several other calls were received that were related to bears breaking into cars.
Officials warn residents not to leave any trash locked inside of cars.
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