Hungry bear cub gets trapped in car while searching for snack

Trapped Bear Cub
A bear cub found trapped in a car in Woodland Park was freed by local authorities. / Woodland Park Police Department

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — Police in Woodland Park rescued a bear cub that got trapped in a car after likely searching for a snack.

Officers in Woodland Park said a woman called police Friday to report strange noises coming from her car.

A responding officer opened the door and freed the baby cub, but not before snapping a few photos!

Authorities posted them online with a reminder not to keep food in cars in areas frequented by bears.

Police believe the cub’s mother somehow opened the car door. When officers arrived, they could hear an animal rustling in the nearby bushes, but they didn’t see the mother bear.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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