Hungry B.C. bear ransacks car for protein-bar payoff

By The Canadian Press
June 22, 2016 - 3:17pm

VANCOUVER — Another hungry bear searching for food ransacked a car in suburban Vancouver.

Police say a bear smashed into a vehicle that was parked in front of a home in North Vancouver to get the protein bars inside.

The owners woke up Wednesday to find the car’s windows broken, the interior ripped apart and pry marks on the door.

North Vancouver RCMP say the bear left paw prints, claw marks and evidence of an empty box of protein bars.

The break-in comes just days after a similar incident in nearby West Vancouver, where a bear destroyed a luxury vehicle when it broke in to access food inside. 

North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Richard De Jong says bears have a very keen sense of smell and incredible strength, so people should not leave any food in their vehicles.

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