Tom Cotter woke up one morning in Whittier, Alaska, when he found out that a grizzly bear had torn into his precious convertible, a pack of Abb Newton's left in the vehicle.
After the incident happened, anecdotal stories appeared in the media about the bear with the ultimate sweet tooth, which did not give up – even mowing a cobra, though a 1965 Shelby Cobra,
"Tom Cotter, the landlord of [19459006BarnFindHunter on Hagerty stumbled through Alaska with his Shelby Cobra from 1965. He awoke one morning and found out that his Shelby had been ripped open by a bear in search of some Newton's figures, "as told Autoblog .
Even though grizzly bears are actually in the order of Carnivora, they are actually omnivores eating things like insects, plants, fish, and other things that squeak. Apparently the occasional sweets go with that bill.
Tom Cotter probably did not laugh about the chaos he found on that cold morning because the cobra's vinyl decks were original.
Cotter had topped the car because the group he was with could only leave the Alaskan city through a railroad tunnel Fox News . It was observed that rocks fell out of the tunnel, so he had pitched the convertible top for protection.
The Shelby Cobra had been parked overnight with the tempting treats inside, and there was just enough time for the grizzly bear to pass by, see or smell them.
The grizzly bear reportedly broke the vintage top and left a gaping hole. The bear also managed to put a few bumps in the Cobra's rear fender and to dirty it with some bear tracks. In addition to the problem of the dented roof, the clutch also went over to the vehicle.
Of all the damage risks when parking your cherished #classic vehicle outside and being gored up by a grizzly bear is probably not high on your list. This poor #Shelby Cobra suffered fate anyway [????????
̵1; AutoClassics (@autoclassicscom) July 27, 2018
In the meantime, Tom Cotter borrows an aircraft hanger to carry out the necessary repairs to his car. One good thing was that the interior of the Shelby Cobra was still intact when he found it.
It is amusing to note that grizzly bears often find their way into cars, as the video below shows.
Some of the grizzly bears even find themselves in a predicament where they can not come out. Then the emergency teams and the authorities must intervene and help them escape.