Bear filmed taking a ride on New Mexico garbage truck

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 28 (UPI) — A New Mexico volunteer firefighter washing his crew’s truck captured video of a bear taking a ride on top of a moving garbage truck.

Caleb Johnson of La Cueva VFD Sandoval County District 5 said in a Facebook post he and some fellow volunteer firefighters were washing their engine July 21 in Los Alamos when a bear popped out of the top of a passing garbage truck.

Johnson snapped some photos and captured video of the bear’s ride.

The garbage truck driver was alerted to the bear’s presence and pulled up next to a tree, which the animal happily climbed to escape its truck-top perch.

“That one time we were out washing the engine and a bear jumped out of a garbage truck… Good time,” Johnson wrote.

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