An opportunistic bear cub took advantage of an open car door on July 13, jumping into a vehicle in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to search for food.
Mallory Silva captured footage of the incident just as she and her family were packing their car ahead of returning home after a vacation in the area.
Speaking to Storyful, she said, “All of a sudden, I heard my husband yelling that there was a bear right out front by our car.”
In the video, Silva says, “We’ve been waiting to see a bear all weekend, and look at this.”
An apple was the only thing the young bear took from the car, according to the mother of five.
“It’s a memory for a lifetime for our family,” Silva said. “And I’m glad no animal, van, or human was hurt.” Credit: Mallory Silva via Storyful