- A marijuana dispensary in Colorado has a frequent visitor – a bear that employees have nicknamed “Cheeseburger,” according to Fox 31.
- Security camera footage which was posted to Twitter by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows the bear attempting to get into the bear-proof Dumpster, failing to do so, and then taking off with the container.
- The dumpster contains “just boxes. It’s none of the fun stuff like you would imagine,” Bud Depot manager Nikko Garza told Fox 31.
- But listen, the dispensary staff doesn’t mind. And neither do Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
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A marijuana dispensary in Lyons, Colorado has a frequent late-night visitor, and he took one for a road. A bear employees have nicknamed “Cheeseburger” just loves to root through the dispensary’s trash, according to Fox 31.
Cheeseburger has a tendency to pick through Bud Depot’s trash, the dispensary’s manager, Nikko Garza told Fox 31.
“[It’s] just boxes,” Garza said. “It’s none of the fun stuff like you would imagine.”
According to the local outlet, the dispensary keeps its trash locked up. But on July 17, the bear broke into the parking lot in search of the Dumpster. When he couldn’t get into it, he took it to go, as security footage shared by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows.
???? Lyons, Colo.
A bear breaks through a fence, sniffs around for trash.
The bear backs the trash dumpster out.
The bear tries to get into the dumpster, but cannot.
It tries to take the bear resistant dumpster home with him, but cannot.
— CPW NE Region (@CPW_NE) July 23, 2019
“Busted through like ‘The Shining,’ which is ironic because the Stanley Hotel is like 20 minutes up the road,” Garza said.
It looks like Cheeseburger may have gotten away with the dumpster, but CPW says there is no reward for the bear.
Jason Clay, a CPW spokesperson, told Fox 31 said that it’s unclear just how common bears are in the Lyons area, but they should not rely solely on trash for sustenance.
“Relocation potentially could be an option on the table if this bear is habituated in town there and reliant on trash. That could escalate into a dangerous situation for a human-bear conflict,” Clay said.
For now, Cheeseburger will remain in his Colorado paradise – and that’s fine by Garza.
“Everybody wants to work at a cannabis shop,” Garza said. “He’s just showing initiative.”
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