SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A bear stuck inside a car needed a little help getting out. San Miguel County Sheriff’s deputies helped out the animal, but not before he had significantly damaged the vehicle.

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The bear got into the car on Tuesday night and couldn’t get out.

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Deputies tied a rope to the car door and opened it from a safe distance.

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The bear wasted no time getting out of the car and running back into the woods.

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Deputies say this incident serves as a reminder that bears will get into anything if attracted by the smell of food, so keep your cars locked and free of any food.