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Bear Tears Apart Toyota Venza's Interior For A Candy Bar

Real-life bears may look cute and cuddly on the outside, but make no mistake; these are fierce and powerful animals.

This story began during a long night spent by the owner of this Toyota Venza at his log cabin in Virginia, while he was asleep and it involved a candy bar left inside the car. The bear picked up the scent, managed to open the door and climbed inside the Venza.

Due to the driveway being on a hill, the door apparently closed behind it and in its attempt to get out, the animal ended up tearing apart the interior of the 2014 model. The owner reported that every door panel was pulled off, roof wiring was shredded and seats were thrashed. What is believed to be a lucky bite, opened the door and left the bear free once again.

The vehicle's exterior still looked brand new after the incident, but primarily due to the damaged seats, which reportedly cost $5,000 each to replace, the vehicle was declared a total loss and valued at $29,800, money that will be used as a down payment for a new car.
 

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Warnings are posted in Yosemite valley about leaving any snacks, grocery bags, coolers, etc. in your vehicle overnight. The bears associate the bags and coolers with food.
 

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Another example of the damage which bears can inflict. Here they sometimes get into garbage bins which are at curbside for morning pickup and scatter garbage all over the roads. They have been known to break into garden sheds if there is any sort of food present. Our parks with overnight facilities generally have warnings about bears, and they occasionally will tear a tent to shreds if they smell food inside and will destroy cooler chests.

According to that report the Venza owner's other vehicles also had been compromised by a bear or bears. It's big game rifle time if the authorities won't or can't capture the miscreant animals!
 
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