A black bear tried its hardest to open a “bear-proof” trash can in a residential area of Squamish, a town north of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jess Findlay recorded the bear toppling over a trash can and then trying to get inside by biting and pulling on the handles.
The animal eventually throws the trash can aside and moves on.
Findlay posted the video to Instagram in order to highlight the importance of bear-proof garbage bins, especially as hibernation season approaches.
“Managing attractants is the most important step we humans can take to avoid the unnecessary killing of bears that interface with urban areas,” Findlay wrote in the caption of the video. Credit: Jess Findlay via Storyful