A black bear broke into a woman's car in British Columbia, Canada and drank 69 out of 72 cans of soda she had left there overnight. Sharon Rosel, the proprietor of the car, declared that her dog woke her up at 3 a.m., and when she looked, she saw a black bear amidst a pile of broken glass from her car window. The animal was guzzling liters of soda, and she couldn't tear her eyes away for an hour and a half as it used its teeth to pry open the cans and drink them. The bear began with orange soda and consumed its way through cola and root beer, but it eventually quit when it got to the diet soda.
Rosel said that she had purchased the soda for her food business and hoped that her insurance would cover some of the damage. She scrutinized the car in the morning and saw that the bear had torn the car's leather interior, fractured the window roller handle by standing on it, and spread soda all over.
However, it is not uncommon for bears to be attracted to sweet and sugary food, especially during the fall when they are trying to gain weight for hibernation. In fact, the British Columbia Conservation Officer Service recommends that residents keep their cars and homes free of food and garbage to avoid attracting bears.
While the incident may seem amusing, it is important to remember that bears are wild animals and can be dangerous. It is crucial to respect their space and avoid attracting them with food. In addition, it is important to properly secure food and garbage to prevent bears from becoming habituated to human food and becoming a danger to themselves and others.
Overall, this incident serves as a reminder to be mindful of wildlife and their habits, especially in areas where bears are present.