Bear Stuck in Garage!

Matt Martin - Realtor, Pagosa Springs
All content is created and crafted by Matt Martin, a local realtor with Team M-Squared, Sherpa Real Estate. He guides clients by utilizing unique marketing skills that get listings and offers accepted.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon in Pagosa Springs, CO. I was out and about with our newest Team M-Squared broker Anthony Damico shooting footage of various neighborhoods in the uptown area. When all of a sudden we get this phone call from one of our favorite lenders, Jerry Williams with NuWave Lending.

Jerry proceeded to explain that a bear got trapped in his garage and he thinks it might possibly still be stuck in the loft above the garage. Jerry's idea was to get our drone out and fly it into the loft to see if the bear was indeed stuck up there.

With an idea like that, how can you say no?!?! So Anthony and I took off and went immediately to Jerry's place.

Well, the short story is that we used my camera instead, which has incredible low light capabilities. After taking the camera up there, we quickly determined the bear was no longer in the garage or loft. Regardless, the amount of damage that we saw was incredible.

I knew bears were strong, but not this strong. 2x6's were torn off the wall, dirt bikes tipped over, trash everywhere. Somehow the bear managed to rip the lights off the ceiling. It was incredible what the bear accomplished.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife showed up and confirmed the obvious. The kind ranger gave us some bear proofing tips. And the clean up began.

Overall, we're super glad no one was hurt. And hopefully Jerry's insurance will cover quite a bit of this. It was a good lesson for all that when living in bear country, make sure your food is secure and all doors and windows are locked!


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