• Must-see: Bears climb into man's car, get cozy behind the wheel

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    GATLINBURG, Tenn. -

    Maybe they just wanted to go for a joyride?

    Three bear cubs recently crawled into a man's car in Gatlinburg, Tennessee – and the shocking moment was caught on camera.

    According to WFIE, Chad Morris of Owensboro, Kentucky, was visiting the popular tourist destination last week when he spotted the undesignated drivers taking over his vehicle. Photos show the bears peeking out the windows, which Morris had left open, and getting cozy behind the steering wheel as their mother watches from the street.

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    "Is this real life?" Morris captioned the pictures in a Facebook book Thursday. "Tell me we are being punked." 

    >> See the Facebook post here

    Is this real life.. tell me we are being punked 😳😳😳 🐻🐻🐻🐻 3 bear cubs in my car and the momma just lurking!! #Gatlinburg #Tennessee

    Posted by Chad Morris on Thursday, May 16, 2019

    >> Watch a video of the moment here

    NUTS!!! 😱😱😱

    Posted by Chad Morris on Thursday, May 16, 2019

    In a Facebook comment, Morris said the bears eventually "climbed out and took off back down the mountain."

    "I knew as soon as they got out and went down the hill, I put my windows up and they stayed up every time I parked," Morris told WFIE.

    Thankfully, Morris’ new furry friends didn’t cause too much damage, though a bear did take “a chunk out of the seat,” he said.

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