There are no scratches on the outside of this car, but the vehicle is totaled !
A man in
Waterton Park, (south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada), came out to find the inside
of his 18 month old Toyota Sequoia trashed.
bear had somehow got a door open. Once inside it got trapped when the door shut
behind him, probably by the wind.
Toyota was the Platinum edition, all the door panels were ripped off, the
head-liner 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.
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.
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.
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.
wildlife officers have inspected the damage and figure it was a 3 year old
has been written off by the insurance company. The cost of this fully
optioned vehicle new was over $70,000, and they stopped counting the repair
costs at $60,000 plus.
Thank You Trailbee (LINK)