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Well, I thought this might happen! Living in Lake Tahoe without a garage I figured the snow, or a bear might damage the top. Last night the motion sensor at top of the driveway went off three different times. Each time I checked the camera I saw no bear next to my Bronco, only a bear walking out of camera view, which is normal.

This morning I saw the left rear top open just like in the picture. I took another picture of the good side that is not damaged and of puncture marks on the top. He tried all four door handles too and left scratches on the front passenger door. I actually feel lucky that he didn’t shred the top or bust the handle. Looks like the spring at the end of the top popped out along with the cable that attaches to it. Easy fix or replacement of that spring at the dealer I assume. The puncture marks will stay, I had some in my middle console from another bear incident in my 2013 Explorer. Now I have a camera facing the blind spot where the bear was working on last night.

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Haha! Thinking anything for these will be an easy fix at the dealer!! And then wow where there snacks or any kinda food in the Bronco or just a curious Bear?
 

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Haha! Thinking anything for these will be an easy fix at the dealer!! And then wow where there snacks or any kinda food in the Bronco or just a curious Bear?
Unfortunately I missed a Kiwi that rolled onto the front floor board from my last trip.

Once my sister left her Jeep unlocked with a nutrition bar and I found a bear in it at the top of the driveway early in the morning. I yelled at it and saw the Jeep move side to side. Instinctively they always run away, but the bear got confused and ran down the driveway along parked cars to the very end, where I unloaded a cloud of bear mace at the last parked car front bumper, where it graciously ran into. Thank God it stopped at the cloud and looked straight at me, 12 feet apart. I yelled at the top of my lungs and it ran right up the drive way in about 2 seconds flat. I came to realize I almost had to change my pajama bottoms but managed to hold it together. Bears are a way of life up here.
 

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😳😳🥶 I’ve only seen small black bears here in Michigan. Closest encounter across a frozen lake.
 

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Well, I thought this might happen! Living in Lake Tahoe without a garage I figured the snow, or a bear might damage the top. Last night the motion sensor at top of the driveway went off three different times. Each time I checked the camera I saw no bear next to my Bronco, only a bear walking out of camera view, which is normal.

This morning I saw the left rear top open just like in the picture. I took another picture of the good side that is not damaged and of puncture marks on the top. He tried all four door handles too and left scratches on the front passenger door. I actually feel lucky that he didn’t shred the top or bust the handle. Looks like the spring at the end of the top popped out along with the cable that attaches to it. Easy fix or replacement of that spring at the dealer I assume. The puncture marks will stay, I had some in my middle console from another bear incident in my 2013 Explorer. Now I have a camera facing the blind spot where the bear was working on last night.

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Oh, My! I don't want that "way of life!" I worry about the occasional alligator, but you have it worse!
 

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Unfortunately I missed a Kiwi that rolled onto the front floor board from my last trip.
That will do it. They have a tremendous sense of smell and have destroyed cars for snacks




Edit: One more for a 1/2 piece of gum o_O

 
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He may have been smarter than the average bear.

Did you happen to leave a Picnic Basket in your Bronco?
 

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Bears like Broncos, too. It's the universal language of love at first sight.
 

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I had wolves mess with my Bronco.. Looks like tigers or lions are up next. I feel sorry for that guy.
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