Sometimes what you wish for really does come true. But it may not be exactly how you envisioned for something to happen. Chad Morris of Owensboro, Kentucky was hoping that he would see a bear while he was in Gatlinburg, Tennesse. And boy oh boy, did he get his wish.
When Morris returned to his vehicle, he found 3 bear cubs were inside of his car. There were 2 cubs already in the car when he arrived, and 1 more was attempting to climb in as he watched. The mama bear was close by and watched her threesome have a little fun in the car.
“I was telling my friends, ‘I want to see a bear, I want to see a bear,’ you know?” Morris said. “Been lifting weights a little bit, want to see a bear, tussle with a bear and it was like well, you get four on one, now what do you wanna do, big boy? And I was like nah, I’ll pass.”
Morris Couldn’t Believe What He Was Seeing
Morris was quick to take some photos, which he shared on Facebook. Even as Morris watched the scene, he still could barely believe his eyes. “Is this real life…tell me we are being punked,” he wrote in the photo captions. “3 bear cubs in my car and the momma just lurking!!”
The bears did minimal damage to his car. They did take out a piece of one of the seats but other than that, his car survived the bear encounter. Morris learned his lesson and said he would not be leaving his car windows down again.
Gatlinburg is close to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, where bears abound. In fact, it is estimated that 1,500 black bears live in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park.
Morris was glad to see the bears and felt that he most likely wouldn’t experience bears in this capacity ever again.
“This won’t happen again. It’s like I want to be reminded every time I get in this car that a bear was in here trying to drive my car,” Morris joked.
You really do need to think about what you wish for. Morris got a little more than he bargained for. But in the end, it all turned out fine. It was definitely a moment Morris will never forget.