Grizzly vs. Toyota Sequoia
Grizzly Gets Locked In Toyota Sequoia SUV Near Waterton.
There are no scratches on the outside, but the vehicle is totaled.
Last Monday morning he 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 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 must have
figured he was in for the fight of his life. When the bear ripped off the
door panels he clawed all the wiring harnesses out. Toyota figures every
wire he pulled or clawed at resulted in bells, voices or sparks. The head
mechanic at Calgary Toyota doubted if they had the expertise to put it back
together. To add insult to injury the bear took a big dump in the back of
the SUV and then broke out the rear window.
note the claw holes in the dash above...
Fish and wildlife officers
have inspected the damage and figure it was a 3 year old grizzly.
left behind they are doing DNA. The vehicle has been written off,
over $70,000 they stopped counting repair costs at $60,000.
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