Bear Casually Opens Door and Strolls into Tahoe CHP Facility

Tahoe bears are becoming much more brash in their actions in search of human food, and on top of that, they seem like they are beginning to mimic the humans they steal the food from.

Another bear video was shared by Tahoe law enforcement and this one is as interesting as it is frightening. The CHP – Donner Pass unit posted a video on social media showing a bear casually standing up, opening their front door and strolling into their Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility.

See the video below:

The officers noticed the bear and were able to scare it out of the facility before it was able to grab some of their food. It was a somewhat usual sight for Tahoe locals in the summer and fall months, when bears roam the area in search of food. But it may be one of the last sightings, with bears preparing to head to hibernation for the winter.

Bear sightings have become so prevalent in the area, it has turned into a brutal legal battle between bear activists, homeowners and wildlife officials. With activists doing anything they can to keep the bears safe, they have been accused of harassing the homeowners and wildlife workers in the area for treating the bears poorly in cases of trespassing.

This is not the first time we’ve seen a close bear encounter in the Tahoe area. Take a look at some of the close encounters in recent years:

Watch as Police Officers Free Bear Cub Stuck in a Tahoe Car

Black Bear Spotted ‘Grocery Shopping’ in Tahoe

Bear Uses Force to Break Into Multiple Cars Near Lake Tahoe

Video: Bear Breaks into Tahoe House for a Healthy Snack

Watch: NorCal Sheriff Breaks Car Window to Free Trapped Bear

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  1. And of course Barney Fife 1 and 2 go looking for him with drawn guns…nah, no issue with cops looking to draw firearms at the drop of a hat…none at all. The things leaving, let’s go look to shoot it.

    1. If you are stupid enough to go looking for a bear in an enclosed area without your gun drawn, locked and loaded well, let evolution take care of that.

      1. That particular gun that the officers were carrying would not even begin to hurt that bear and would likely only piss it off.

      2. this is why humans should not have guns. the other commentor was right. to do any sort of real damage to a bear, you will need a high powered rifle. forget the guns and just keep clear of the darned thing until animal control arrives. the bear has to be tranquilized and put in a more remote area.

    2. Clearly you’re just another cop hating nazicrat POS. Love to see you unarmed in a grouping of bears. Watching you get mauled like the dumb raggedy andy you are, would be f’ng priceless!

  2. You all missed the real point.

    A country, or maybe just the state, that has a “Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility” is already a commie hell-hole and utterly doomed.

  3. Bears and humans cannot coexist in the same geographical area. There is a reason they were hunted out of populated areas in the first place. If a bear loses its fear of humans and sets up a territory that overlaps human settlements, it needs to be put down. Period dot.

  4. If they would change the door handles to door knobs, this probably would not be possible, but that would probably run afoul of some California ADA rule.

  5. Once again, the “media” sensationalizing a minor incident.
    Come on, for those of us that live here in Truckee/Lake Tahoe, it’s not “frightening” to come across a bear.
    It’s a rare treat.

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