bear opening car door

Screengrab via Everything New/YouTube

In fairness, he called shotgun.

In a cautionary tale about locking your goddamn doors when you drive through a nature preserve full of things that can kill you, one startling YouTube video has revealed that bears—or at least the cultured ones in Yellowstone National Park—can open car doors with abundant ease.

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Smart bear! Knows that inside this seemingly-impenetrable-but-actually-quite-easy-to-infiltrate vehicle there are delicious, screaming children and equally tasty, clueless parents. Maybe it’ll move a bit quicker next time.

So yeah, bears are officially as smart as fictional dinosaurs. Be afraid.

H/T Death & Taxes

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'

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