TAHOE VISTA (CBS13) – Never forget, Tahoe is bear country.
It’s the time of year when bears are getting ready for hibernation. What this means is that hungry bears are out looking for any scraps they can find.READ MORE: Construction Concerns Hit Businesses Along Highway 99
Bears are hungry & looking for food as they are getting ready for hibernation. Don’t leave food in the car, lock your car doors & secure garbage in bear proof containers! This #bear got into an unlocked car & couldn’t get back out. Thankfully, deputies were able to free him. pic.twitter.com/nlVktNqKnO
— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) November 20, 2019READ MORE: 'Simply Just Another Bump In The Road': Future Sacramento Firefighter Tells Inspirational Story From Chemo To Cadet
Unfortunately for one car owner in Tahoe Vista, near Kings Beach, a bear found itself stuck inside after scrounging for some grub.
Deputies were able to free the bear and send it on its way, but not before it tore up the inside of the car.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
The incident should be a good reminder for people to never leave food in their cars when up in Tahoe.