This Gatlinburg bear isn't fearful of driving in the least bit.
Gatlinburg, situated in the middle of the Smoky Mountains just north of Cherokee, North Carolina, sees wildlife passing through on a daily basis. It isn't uncommon to view bears, elk, deer, turkey and many more animals if you travel that stretch of road. However, I don't think these tourists expected this Gatlinburg bear to hop into their truck.
The black bear literally stood on its hind legs and opened the door by pulling the door handle to open the door.
About 99 percent of the time, people lock their vehicles so other folks won't steal their belongings. In this instance, they forgot to lock it. However, the next time they're in Gatlinburg, they'll be more concerned about bears breaking in rather than people.
Contrary to popular belief, it's not a good idea to toss food at bears. First, that's most likely the reason the bear is walking around town anyways. Secondly, you don't want that bear coming anywhere close to your house or hotel.
Call park rangers or local law enforcement immediately and let the professionals handle it.
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