Hungry Bear Gets Stuck in Car After Breaking In for a Snack

Officials are giving tips on how to avoid a "hangry" bear.

The quest for a snack went horribly wrong for a bear that helped himself into an unlocked car in Colorado.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office posted on their Facebook page on April 17 that their "deputies responded to a vehicle trespass with an... usual suspect."

The picture accompanying the post shows a clear image of a bear stuck inside the car and looking out through the window.

“A bear broke into a car and locked himself in. Car 0. Bear 1,” the post said.

In a video released by the sheriff's office, officers are seen surrounding the vehicle while waiting for the bear to escape through the trunk they opened.

As the bear seized its opportunity, it emerged from the rear of the car and darted away.

"There you go, buddy," said one officer as the unharmed bear sprinted into the nearby trees.

To help other residents of Boulder avoid circumstances like this, the sheriff’s office recommended a list of tips, saying, "Trust us, you don’t want to have to deal with a 'hangry' bear."

Some tips included storing garbage in bear-resistant containers to emptying their cars of sun-tan lotion, hand cream and food wrappers, keeping garage doors closed and locking the door between the garage and the home.

In addition, electric fencing can assist with keeping the bears away.