What this bear thought would be a quick bite to eat turned into a rescue situation in North Lake Tahoe.
The Placer County Sheriff's Office is reminding travelers not to leave food in their vehicles for the safety of local animals, residents and insurance premiums.
A video posted on the Placer Sheriff's Twitter page on Wednesday shows a recent rescue officers performed to save a bear who got trapped in a car that had food in it.
This little guy got trapped in a car and had to be rescued. The inside of the car didn’t fare very well. Please don’t leave food in your vehicle when you’re visiting us at #LakeTahoe! 🐻 #Bear #unhappyvisitor #NorthLakeTahoe #VisitPlacer #PlacerCounty pic.twitter.com/7UdH2nRUgc— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) June 20, 2018
Bring snacks and groceries into residences if renting a property and always store food in bear-resistant storage and trash containers to avoid any unwanted visitors.