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When Yosemite bears see an E, do they see a minivan?

Or might they see the premier Dogmobile and stay away?


http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/index.php/yosemite-bears-car-o-5625/

Yosemite bears’ car of choice: the minivan

... in the unguarded campgrounds and parking lots of Yosemite National Park, black bears prefer minivans.


... only minivans were targeted at disproportionately high rates.

Maybe minivan passengers are more prone to leave large amounts of food in a vehicle parked overnight. Perhaps minivans are structurally easier to break into than other types of vehicles. (”Bears mostly often gained access to minivans by popping open a rear side window.”)

“Especially at this time of year, bears are hoping to get about 20,000 calories a day....


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Maybe they hate them as much as I do. It' s so nice to be able to find my E in a sea of mini's after school or the grocery. They probably look like little coolers to bears, full of tasty children.
 

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It's a "smarter than the average bear" sort of thing. :D

They pretty much figured out that they can get their claws behind the weatherstripping on pop-out windows and pull hard. And, yes, answering the burning question... they would attack Elements, too. They would probably cause even that much more damage because the window would be too small to get in, so they'd tear the door off, or at least try to.

Fundamental lesson, tho', is to not leave the pickenick basket in the E where they can smell it.
 

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Or buy the bears Elements of their own so they will learn to appreciate them and leave them alone.
 
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