Bear cub locks himself inside car, honks horn alerting owner

It is not unheard of for bears to open car doors looking for food. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Some of you may find this story scary, others will find it adorable.

On Thursday, a bear cub in Roanoke, Virginia, locked himself inside a Honda Pilot.

The vehicle’s owner, Ryan McClanahan, awoke at 5 a.m. and heard a car horn being sounded on the street.

To his astonishment, it turned out that not only was the honking coming from his car, it was being sounded by a 200-pound bear cub.

McClanahan called the police and Roanoke County Police Officer Chris Thayer soon arrived on the scene to let the bear out.

Thayer stated that the bear had done quite a bit of damage trying to find a way out and, by the time he found him, the bear was exhausted from his efforts and was just resting on the seat.

It is not unheard of for bears to open car doors looking for snacks, and it is advised that owners lock their car doors to prevent bears from entering them.