(UPI) – Authorities in Colorado shared video of a bear being released after climbing into a car and locking itself inside.
The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded alongside Telluride deputy marshals late Tuesday when a bear was found trapped inside a car after apparently opening the unlocked doors to get inside.
The video shows the deputies using rope to open the car door from a safe distance and free the trapped bruin.
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"Lock your car doors – bears can and will break into your vehicle if they smell something interesting to them," the sheriff's office said. "This can be a scent left from food no longer in the vehicle or even lip balm. A trapped bear is an angry bear who can pose danger to people in vicinity."