TRUCKEE, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol had an unusual visitor at one of their mountain town offices. A bear had no trouble opening a door as it strolled into a CHP office in Truckee.
In an online video (seen at the bottom of this article) shared by the CHP Saturday, the bear is seen through a window standing on its back legs outside the Donner Pass Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility, reported KTNV.
The animal has a peek inside and then pulls the door open. It does so in a manner that nearly looks staged. But then it drops to all fours and wanders past a vending machine and into the office north of Lake Tahoe.
Moreover, the bear can be seen reflected in a window as it looks around.
Eventually, the bear walks out the same way it came in. Moments later, two armed officers follow the animal out the door.
The CHP says its “unexpected visitor” arrived the night of Nov. 17. It is not uncommon for bears to wander into places inhabited by humans in California mountain towns. Consequently, extra precautions need to be taken to secure food and trash, as that is typically their goal.