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Old 09-25-2015, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default Bear destroyed the garage!

Had a bear break into my mother's garage in Durango while she was down in Texas visiting family.
Got in to get the trash out of her trash can, and opened the fridge up in the garage as well.

Pretty impressive amount of destruction!




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Old 09-25-2015, 10:08 AM   #2
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Oh wow! Looks like time to sit up nights with a .44 mag
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:09 AM   #3
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From the last pic it looks like he is about to get a new home.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:09 AM   #4
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Holy cow!! I'd sleeping with a Glock under my pillow!!
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:09 AM   #5
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Did they catch it? Just curious because of the trailer in the last pic.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:16 AM   #6
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I called the game warden since she was out of town. He came over with the trap and also gave me three rounds of buck shot. He said if I saw it and wanted to kill it, then it'd just save him the trouble. I stayed there that night but the bear didn't' come back. We left the trap there for about 5 days and never caught it. GW said if the bear is willing to do that much damage then the best thing to do is put it down rather than relocate it.

Crazy how he just ripped through that sheet metal like that. My guess is he broke out the window and just started pulling down on it with all its weight. Then just peeled it open from there. Wish she had video cameras. Would have been awesome to see!
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:16 AM   #7
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Good grief.....that bear was on a mission.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:21 AM   #8
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Imagine calling the insurance company and making a claim, "Ya I bear tore open my garage and came inside to my refrigerator". You got a regular Yogi in your neck of the woods.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:21 AM   #9
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She probably had blue bell in the freezer.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:23 AM   #10
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That's crazy ... and it must have been a decent sized bear.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:23 AM   #11
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Wow
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:24 AM   #12
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wow! it sure wanted that garbage!
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:26 AM   #13
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However, It could be Ryan Leaf looking for mom's prescription LOL....
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:33 AM   #14
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That says a lot about their sense of smell.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:40 AM   #15
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Neighbor: Hello? Yes, uh, I think your garage door's open...
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:43 AM   #16
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I see a new marketing strategy for garage door companies! Bear proof!
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:44 AM   #17
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Yeti should go into the garage door making business
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:50 AM   #18
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Gotta give the guy a little credit, that is pretty impressive!
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:52 AM   #19
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The power is impressive.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:57 AM   #20
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That would make you feel uneasy sleeping in bear country in your RV with the refrig full of bacon!!
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:03 PM   #21
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I wish I had a bear problem. That means I would in Colorado or the likes. Dang. Big strong bear
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:09 PM   #22
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Holly smokes. The power they have is unreal.
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:24 PM   #23
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That's crazy. Time to set up a trail camera! Looks like you got a few trees around there that will make a great set tree stand set-up. j/k That is insane power they have.
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:25 PM   #24
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She probably had blue bell in the freezer.
This made me laugh
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:48 PM   #25
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man, whats your mom keep in her fridge???
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:26 PM   #26
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Imagine calling the insurance company and making a claim, "Ya I bear tore open my garage and came inside to my refrigerator". You got a regular Yogi in your neck of the woods.
happens pretty regular.

Three years ago I was working an Alaska storm and had a bear claim or two. One lady in particular the bear had come in the front door and torn it all up, ripped cabinets off the wall, tore up the wood floor, etc..

They boarded up the front door with a piece of plywood, and two days later the bear came back while she was at home! The recording of the 911 call made it into the claim file. I can't say I've ever heard someone that scared in my life.....the bear moved the fridge out of the kitchen, down the hall and threw it out the front door, then opened it up and sat and ate out of it right there in the front yard.
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:34 PM   #27
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happens pretty regular.

Three years ago I was working an Alaska storm and had a bear claim or two. One lady in particular the bear had come in the front door and torn it all up, ripped cabinets off the wall, tore up the wood floor, etc..

They boarded up the front door with a piece of plywood, and two days later the bear came back while she was at home! The recording of the 911 call made it into the claim file. I can't say I've ever heard someone that scared in my life.....the bear moved the fridge out of the kitchen, down the hall and threw it out the front door, then opened it up and sat and ate out of it right there in the front yard.
Reminds me of the scene from the great outdoors when the bear breaks down the front door. But man o man that would certainly be an experience I wouldnt like in the middle of the night.
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:37 PM   #28
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happens pretty regular.

Three years ago I was working an Alaska storm and had a bear claim or two. One lady in particular the bear had come in the front door and torn it all up, ripped cabinets off the wall, tore up the wood floor, etc..

They boarded up the front door with a piece of plywood, and two days later the bear came back while she was at home! The recording of the 911 call made it into the claim file. I can't say I've ever heard someone that scared in my life.....the bear moved the fridge out of the kitchen, down the hall and threw it out the front door, then opened it up and sat and ate out of it right there in the front yard.
Holy crap!

Nope!
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:38 PM   #29
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Put a climbing stand on that pine tree and wait him out. It's hunting season!
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:41 PM   #30
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At first I read BEER destroyed the garage! I might just be a little thirsty. I was thinking "Uh oh, this guy done got drunk and screwed something up!" But it was a bear and I was still impressed. Wish I could've watched it go down
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:26 PM   #31
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That's amazing how strong they are.
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:32 PM   #32
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She probably had blue bell in the freezer.
Nice!
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:12 PM   #33
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WOW it is amazing how much damage

.. I watched a show where researchers had installed a video camera ( several) in a van and left food in it.. Bear ripped door off mini van like nothing.
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:25 PM   #34
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Sorry it happened, but would love to see a video of him yanking on that overhead door!
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:28 PM   #35
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That sucks!
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:34 PM   #36
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That would make you feel uneasy sleeping in bear country in your RV with the refrig full of bacon!!
That's funny!
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:36 PM   #37
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Wow that's crazy!
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:41 PM   #38
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Dang
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:05 PM   #39
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Sheer POWER!
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:20 PM   #40
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Wow
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:25 PM   #41
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Dang that is some serious damage. I see the windows in the garage door as the weak leak.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:35 PM   #42
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Dang!
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:38 PM   #43
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:40 PM   #44
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Sorry about my messed up post
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Lol at the damage...... But it's not funny

Been dealing with them for a while at our place.......... Frustrating!!!!!!!
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:44 PM   #45
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happens pretty regular.

Three years ago I was working an Alaska storm and had a bear claim or two. One lady in particular the bear had come in the front door and torn it all up, ripped cabinets off the wall, tore up the wood floor, etc..

They boarded up the front door with a piece of plywood, and two days later the bear came back while she was at home! The recording of the 911 call made it into the claim file. I can't say I've ever heard someone that scared in my life.....the bear moved the fridge out of the kitchen, down the hall and threw it out the front door, then opened it up and sat and ate out of it right there in the front yard.
He had the munchies !
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:54 PM   #46
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Horrible deal for your mom. That's like a Texas gang of raccoons destroying a feeder or travel trailer for food!
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:23 PM   #47
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You would need one heck of a taser, like Will Smith and Tommy Lee on Men in Black ZAP
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:28 AM   #48
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That's just amazing! Looks like someone took a can opener to the garage door.
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:31 AM   #49
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One would think there are easier food sources for that bear to get to. Maybe your mother sprayed him with some pea gravel and he's been waiting on her to leave.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:28 AM   #50
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****! I hope you take care of that bear problem soon.
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