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Old 10-26-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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For your amusement (at my expense)

This is what happens when a bear eats a Tacoma.



This happened in my driveway, no food of any sort was in the truck. Just a bear that is accustomed to finding food in cars. The bear entered the right rear door, ate the seat, and got stuck, as best I can tell. 3 doors damaged, seats, air bags, headliner, door frame, ... Initial estimate is $9k. The truck is in the shop awaiting an adjuster to decide to fix or total it.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:28 AM   #2
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Wow, were the doors locked or did it go thru the window?
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:30 AM   #3
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Glad you can find some amusement in this. So sorry.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:30 AM   #4
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Unlocked; but shut. I had no idea that a bear could manipulate a door handle.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:45 AM   #5
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Good you didn't leave the keys in or he probably would have taken it for a Joy Ride.

Sorry, you're having to deal with that unexpected issue.
I went to CU in the 70s and a bear sighting in those areas I don't even recall. Has the bear population increased since then, or was this highly unusual to have a bear? I remember back then a trip to Jamestown was to go to the general store to get goodies that weren't readily available. Seems like the population was less than 50 in those days.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:57 AM   #6
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Time for a bear skin rug for in front of your fireplace?

A buddy in BC just had a bear get into his truck camper a month or so back, and it totally thrashed it.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:02 PM   #7
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Sorry to learn of the damage to your Toyota. Hope the insurance co. treats you right. We used rejected fruit and strawberry jam for bear bait in Ontario a few years ago, never thought of using car parts for bait. When I worked in Idaho, a bear entered my bosses trailer and opened the freezer looking for food. The 19 spoke and sent lead and smoke and seventeen inches of flame.
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A buddy in BC just had a bear get into his truck camper a month or so back, and it totally thrashed it.
Which is a good reason to ignore Bear Aware's instructions to keep garbage ( food scraps ) in your garage, basement or freezer. Risk a fine, of course, but I don't have a choice.
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Bear damage

My son's bear, our wall. Horne Payne Ontario 2010
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