A bear has gone viral online for getting wily in his search to obtain food in Colorado. Hilarious footage from a marijuana dispensary in Lyons shows the bear stealing an entire dumpster after failing to get into it.
Instances of bears rummaging through trash are common place in the US and Canada.
The video has gone viral after it was posted to social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. It has also received a lot of comments.
The locked trash bin was kept outside the dispensary's back door. A security footage shows at first the bear tried to open it. Once he failed, it simply took the entire bin instead.
The video shows the bear casually strolling away with the entire dumpster.
"It will take a community effort, not just one business or home, to secure attractants to prevent bears coming back constantly for an easy meal (trash, bird seed, etc)," said Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson Jason Clay.
"Relocation potentially could be an option on the table if this bear is habituated in town there and reliant on trash. That could escalate into a dangerous situation for a human-bear conflict," Clay said.
Earlier, one man went viral for sharing a story about a bear that bribed his pet dog with bones to get access to their trash.