There are no scratches on the outside of this car, but the vehicle is totalwrite off. A man in Waterton, (Calgary), came out to find the inside of his 18 month old ToyotaSequoia trashed.
A grizzly bear had somehow got a door open (easy considering the way the handles are constructed) and
once inside got trapped when the door shut behind him. Probably by the wind.
The Toyota was the 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. The vehicle has been written off by the insurance company. The cost of this fully optioned vehicle new was over $70,000, and
they stopped counting repair costs at $60,000+.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Posted by andjoh at 11:09 PM