A bear ran away with our portable HVAC unit in its mouth

When my wife and I went camping, I noticed a sign that said to watch out for the bears. I didn’t realize that there were a bunch of bears around, but I figured we would be okay. There was one sign that said to hang your food up high so that the bears didn’t get to it. I thought that was a bunch of rubbish and that we would be just fine. Well, we were able to set up our camping site and I even set up our portable HVAC unit in the tent. I absolutely love that portable HVAC unit because it keeps us nice and cool during the heat of the day and we are able to keep warm during the nights. There was a beautiful lake nearby to our campground, so we decided to go swimming at the lake. We actually ate breakfast before we went and brought some lunch with us. I left the rest of the food in the cooler and kept it in the tent so the bears wouldn’t see it if they came through. I thought I was making a smart move, but it turned out to be a very foolish move. When we got back to our campsite, there was something rustling around in the tent. Then we were stunned when we saw a bear come out with the portable HVAC unit in his mouth. He went running into the woods with the portable HVAC unit. When we looked in the tent, it was ripped up pretty bad and the food was eaten from the cooler. I realized that they were right about the warnings, that you really need to hang your food up high if you want the bears to keep away from it. We decided it was time to leave and that we would never see that portable HVAC unit again.

 

A bear ran away with our portable HVAC unit in its mouth