Pigeon Forge black bears invade car of Florida family that fled Hurricane Irma

Pigeon Forge black bears invade car of Florida family that fled Hurricane Irma

October 6th, 2017 by Associated Press in Breaking News

A family got a surprise when they went out to their car one day and found two bears locked inside. They were visiting Pigeon Forge from Florida after Hurricane Irma came through Florida. (Submitted Photo via Knoxville News Sentinel)

Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Times Free Press.

Black bears invaded the car of a Palm Beach, Florida, family who fled to Pigeon Forge ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Travis Gonzalez, his wife Denisse, their three young sons and Travis' mother, Brenda, left Florida ahead of the September hurricane. After two days in the car, they finally got to a rental cabin in Pigeon Forge. They enjoyed a trip to Dollywood and went fishing.

Then, on Sept. 11, the last day the family was in Tennessee, the bears came.

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