Ana L. | Positive Outlooks
Chad Morris, a barber from Kentucky, was on a holiday with his family in Gatlinburg, Tennessee when he and his mother witnessed a shocking incident involving bears. He was inside the house when he heard his mother’s scream.
Worried about his mom, he rushed outside to see what all the screaming was about only to be shocked by what he saw. In the driveway where his car was parked, a family of bears was climbing into his car, trying to steal it.
“As soon as I saw them they were walking up to my car and the three cubs hopped in,” said Morris. As the three little bears were playing and rolling around Morris’ car, the mother bear was watching nearby.
Though the mother bear and her children were aware that Morris and his parents were watching them from afar, they just ignored their presence and continued playing in the car, leaning out its windows and messing around anything they could find inside.
Morris said, “They saw us standing around taking pictures, but they never bothered us.”
Shortly, the bear cubs realized the car would not move and it’s not going anywhere. They finally gave up on exploring things inside and carefully found their way out. Surprisingly, they also tried to maneuver the other car parked in the area.
“They crawled out of the windows and two of them stood up next to my mom and dad’s car, but their windows were up. After five more minutes of walking around the cars they went back down the mountain together, off in the woods,” Morris recounted.”
Once the naughty cubs got out of the driveway, Morris rushed to check his car for any damage. He was so shocked that his car was still perfectly fine after being invaded by three boisterous bears. “They tore a chunk out of the leather on the driver’s seat by the headrest, and left scratches in a few spots on the interior. One bit down into my protein shake top, and my son’s football has claw marks on it,” Morris added.
After this incident, Morris remembered how much he wanted to see a bear while he was in Tennessee. He even told his friends it is one of his goals. Morris thought the heavens were so quick in granting his wish and he did not only see one but four bears.
He stated, I was telling my friends, I want to see a bear, I want to see a bear you know? Been lifting weights a little bit, want to see a bear, tussle with a bear and it was like well, you get four on one, now what do you wanna do big boy? And I was like nah, I’ll pass.”
Morris found it hard to move on from this shocking event and because he managed to capture clear and remarkable photos of the incident, he posted them on Facebook and wrote about the bears trying to ransack his car. According to Morris, you can see where the bear too a chunk out of the seat. Of course my cup was right in the middle and that’s where they got a hold of the cup.”
Remember the quote “be careful what you wish for?” This is what seems to have happened with Morris and even though the bears played around inside his car, he is still thankful that his car was not damaged and happy to see actual bears during his vacation. Apparently, for Morris and his family, this shocking event was something they would not forget for the rest of their lives.