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Grizzly Bear Gets Locked In Toyota



There are no scratches on the outside of this car, but the vehicle is totaled.

Below is the story and the pics.

A man in Waterton, came out to find the inside of his 18 month old Toyota Sequoia

trashed.

A grizzly bear had somehow got a door open (easy considering the way the handles

are) and

once inside got trapped when the door shut behind him. Probably by the wind.

The Toyota was a platinum edition, all the door panels were ripped off, the headliner

torn to pieces, all headrests, the leather seats, the dash shredded. The steering column

was twisted sideways. Two of the six airbags went off, the other four the bear ripped to

pieces.

You can imagine a trapped grizzly being hit with an airbag in an enclosed space! He

must have figured he was in for the fight of his life ...and by the looks of this car, he won

the fight.

When the bear ripped off the door panels he also clawed all the wiring harnesses out.
Toyota figures every wire he pulled or clawed at resulted in alarm bells, voices or sparks.

The head mechanic at Calgary Toyota doubted if they had the expertise to put this vehicle

back together, even if they had enough parts to do it. And, to add insult to injury, the bear

took a big dump in the back of the SUV ....and then broke out the rear window.

Fish and wildlife officers have inspected the damage and figure it was a 3 year old Griz.
From blood left behind they are doing DNA.

The vehicle has been written off by the insurance company. The cost new was over

$70,000, and they stopped counting repair costs at $60,000+.









 

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covered under warranty?
 

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Dayum. He got you Chris.

I wonder how much it would cost to buy it back. Put that thing on tons, 38.5s and wheel the crap out of it. Who else would have a Platinum Sequoia on the trail???
 
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