Your garage should be a sacred place, somewhere that your precious car can hide away from the outside world and its ever-looming threats of bird poop, road salt and bears. Yes, bears should generally not be allowed into your garage, but this homeowner from Lake Tahoe, California apparently didn't get the memo.

The video below shows a bear cub, let's call him Baby Bear, playing gymnastics on the track of this homeowner's garage door. The bear's mother, let's call her Mama Bear, hears the cries of her child and uses her prodigious bear power to lift the garage door and coax Baby Bear back to the freedom of the wild. Baby Bear, clearly aware he's destined for internet meme immortality, leaves with a flourish as he dismounts the garage door's track down a ladder that he balances perfectly upright. Somebody get this bear an agent.

Through all of this, the homeowner keeps the camera rolling, possibly for the purpose of posterity – after all, who would believe this story without proof – but more likely for reasons having to do with insurance. Fortunately, the Audi Allroad whose sacred space was soiled by these bears appears to have escaped the incident unharmed by both Mama and Baby.


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      Michael Walsh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bloody Audi again, parking in front of anything interesting you might want to see! (you'll only get this if you watch 'Top Gear').
      Josh Keady
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Honey! Get the camera and the dog! There's a mother bear in the garage that wants its baby back!"
      Harold O
      • 2 Years Ago
      For those of you who've never had close up experience with bears - they are tough ! That cub could have easily just dropped to the floor and walked away without even a bruise ! Using the ladder was just showing off ! They're very smart too !
      joe shmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      lucky save by the garage door track. That would've put some good dents in the car. I'm surprised the mama bear didn't shred up the garage door.
        wicketr
        • 2 Years Ago
        @joe shmoe
        I'm sure the insurance company would have understood. "You see. There was this baby bear hanging from my garage door...Yea! A bear! And then he swooped over to a ladder i had propped up....What? No it wasn't secured to the wall in any way. But like i was say. He swooped to the ladder to get down....I don't know how he knew to use a ladder. But anyway at that point the ladder fell into my car...What? You don't believe me?"
      FSLIV
      • 2 Years Ago
      I loved how the mama bear pushed the garage door open to provide an exit for the baby bear and then appeared to walk away as if to say "I opened the door, the rest is up to you."
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must have been quite an unbearable moment for the car owner.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      disappointing. I was hoping that the baby bear would drop the ladder on that hideous looking Audi and end it's misery.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Pat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting ... but does it really belong on this website?
        Steven Bremer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Pat
        Oh come on man this is most certainly relevant to this website. There is a car in the video=car related. Maybe you should stick to Japolnik for all your Car Meme needs. The dismount and ladder trick is impressive.
      michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      this video looks fixed, im mean come on when that cub got down with the ladder the ladder didnt even fall on that audi i didnt even see the ladder being held up by that garage. also if mamma bear gonna open up the garage door it wouldve tore the door into pieces not open it like a humon would. this is lame i dnt care what anyone says.
        James
        • 2 Years Ago
        @michael
        The ladder obviously leans against the garage door track ... The steadiness and smooth-panning elements of the video seemed weird, though. Maybe new fangled cameras or encoding software have some pretty trick anti-shake features I don't know about?
          Selshan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @James
          It's a new video stabilization thing that YouTube does, to try and eliminate shaky-cam stuff that people upload. It definitely looks weird when you see it in action. http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2012/05/video-stabilization-on-youtube.html
          The_Wibbler
          • 2 Years Ago
          @James
          Looks like it may be a security system camera with remote operation. Guy hears noises and barking from the garage and goes to check it out on his CCTV monitor
      Johnny
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is wrong with the people here complaining about posts not belonging on autoblog? It's car related because theres a car in the video that could have been damaged! Period. Are your brains that tiny that you cannot put 2 and 2 together? Really? Give your head shake, your eyes are stuck. You complete effing morons. AND, if you didn't think it was relevant, skip the post and look at the next one. Eazy peezy you idiots. Holy Jeepers, dumb people make me angry. And while I'm here, please start using signal lights to let people know where you are going!(to all the people out there that do not use them)
      Custom Bikes
      • 2 Years Ago
      And this has to do with cars HOW ?
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