This isn’t the first story about bears stealing backpacks that has made headlines, although the fact that the bear stole a firearm alongside the bag certainly puts an interesting twist on this story.
As with most stories about black bears, this one revolves around their pursuit of food. Not only was there a firearm in the backpack, there was apparently also quite a few delicious smelling snacks inside.
According to WCCO News 4, reports recently surfaced of a bear stealing a camper’s backpack containing a handgun from the Boundary Waters Wilderness canoe area.
Conservation Officer Mary Manning was informed of the incident shortly after the bear was seen running off into the woods with the backpack in tow.
Officials were unable to locate the bear, but after searching the area, they fortunately found remnants of the shredded back pack alongside several snack wrappers and most importantly, they recovered the firearm undamaged.