Resourceful deputies help a bear escape from a car using rope to open the door after the hungry animal became trapped in the vehicle while looking for food
- Bear became trapped in car on Tuesday night in San Miguel County, Colorado
- Sheriff’s deputies are seen in the video tying a rope to a door handle on the car
- Then pull the rope from a safe distance freeing the bear, which runs into woods
- The bear was thought to have climbed into the car looking for food
- Deputies say the bear caused damage to the vehicle and warned car owners to lock their doors
A bear stuck in a car in San Miguel County, Colorado was helped out of his predicament by sheriff’s deputies.
The bear, which is thought to have entered the car looking for food, became trapped on Tuesday night and couldn’t get back out.
Deputies say he caused significant damage to the vehicle, as reported by CBS Denver.
San Miguel County Sheriff’s deputies and Telluride Deputy Marshals helped the animal out by tying a rope to a door handle on the car
They pull on the rope from a distance, the door opens and the bear is able to escape
A video shows resourceful deputies from San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and Telluride Deputy Marshals carefully setting him free.
A deputy is shown tying a rope to the car door, assisted by his colleagues, including another deputy shinning a torch.
After the rope is securely attached they then retreat to a safe distance, pulling it tight.
A silhouette of the bear, which appears to be in the driver’s seat, can be seen.
He’s out! It is thought the bear got into the car looking for food. ‘A trapped bear is an angry bear who can pose danger to people in vicinity,’ San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office warned
With a sharp yank, the door opens and the bear has a moment taking in his surroundings, sniffing upwards, before tentatively stepping out of the car.
Relishing its freedom, the bear bounds away toward a wooded area.
The deputies are seeing returning to the car to remove the rope and no doubt assess any damage.
The newly freed bear bounds away to a wooded area. Police have issued a warning to motorists to make sure they lock their car doors to prevent hungry bears, determined to find a meal, from getting in
Police have issued a warning to motorists to make sure they lock their car doors to prevent hungry bears determined to find a meal from getting in.
‘Bears can and will break into your vehicle if they smell something interesting to them. This can be a scent left from food no longer in the vehicle or even lip balm,’ San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office warned.
‘A trapped bear is an angry bear who can pose danger to people in vicinity,’