Bear Climbs into Woman’s Car, Eats Her Packed Lunch

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By Becca Miller
July 13, 2018

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Bears: they’re just like us.

The fuzzy creatures have been all over the news recently for mimicking typical human actions like drinking margaritas or taking a dip in the hot tub.

This week, a bear found its way back into the headlines when it climbed into a human’s minivan.

Carrie Watts, a nurse in Georgia, returned to her car to find what she believed to be a black cat. Much to her surprise, Watts quickly discovered that this creature was no cat.

Not only did the bear take a seat behind the steering wheel, it also helped itself to the Watts’ packed lunch, which she says, consisted of a sandwich, a cookie and a bag of chips.

It makes sense, considering that National Geographic classifies the black bear as a “opportunistic eater,” with a “taste for human food.”

An onlooker was able to snap some pictures of the bear peeking its head out of the car window, which appeared on Twitter later that day.

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The bear eventually left Watts’ car and climbed a nearby tree, giving Watts a chance to inspect the damage. The bear also tore up some papers and the carseats.

The moral of the story: close your windows when you leave your car. And maybe it’s time to invest in some bear-proof tupperware for our own packed lunches.

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About Becca Miller

Becca Miller is the Editorial Intern at Genius Kitchen. When she isn't writing or reading about food, she can be found practicing to perfect soft scrambled eggs, moist chocolate cake or anything fried.