Back Seat Bear Scat

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After last week’s Outdoor News Hound blog entry about the bear outside Missoula, Mont. that got trapped inside a two-seat, crew-cab pickup--could you just imagine what it takes to totally destroy the interior of a new Chevy?

Well, imagine no longer.

My friend and longtime associate, Mark Henckel of the Billings Gazette, tracked down some photographs taken by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officers who responded to the call. (Click on images for larger version)Bear3

Ripped seats, torn-out door panels and assorted bite marks comprised only part of the damage.

Then, there was that big, smelly bear mess in the back seat.

I think I’d choose to ride shotgun (with the window down), thank you very much!