Black Bear Easily Opens Unlocked Car Door In Tennessee

By Bill Galluccio

July 10, 2019

A woman in Gatlinburg, Tennessee captured a video of a black bear opening the doors of a minivan and climbing inside. Diana Sosa told Fox17 that there were two cubs with the bear but they stayed away from the van while their mother searched inside.

The bear approached the sliding passenger door and was able to get it to slide open automatically. The mama bear then stood on her hind legs and opened the driver's side door with her paw.

She then climbed inside the van, looked around, and then jumped out. She sniffed around the other side of the minivan before running off to join her cubs.

The owner of the van reached out to 10News and said that she was visiting Gatlinburg with her family. She says they spotted the mama bear and her cubs as they returned from a hike. They were not near their car while the bear broke in and couldn't believe what happened.

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