A Colorado town has issued a bear warning to its residents after three cubs were photographed rummaging around inside a car.
A woman spotted three of the bears and their larger mother when she went to her car in a parking lot in Snowmass Village on Saturday.
The mother bear ran away, but when local police arrived they found three cubs still inside the car.
Police believe the group of bears have broken into 14 cars recently, the Aspen Daily reports.
Kevin Wright from Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the mother bear's spree began a week ago when it got inside a vehicle that had food inside.
"We're trying to get a hold of her before she breaks into any homes," Mr Wright said.
The mother bear has gained entry mostly through unlocked car doors, but at least two cars have been damaged as a result.
"Please lock your cars and try to clean all traces of food out of them," the Snowmass Village Transportation Department posted on its Facebook page.
"These cute little guys' lives depend on you to act responsibly in bear country."