This is the moment a fearless Tennessee man yanked open his car door and screamed at a huge black bear to scare it out of the vehicle.
Joseph Deel, who was on holiday with friends in Gatlinburg, was not impressed when he discovered a bear had broken into his car on July 10.
Footage shows him desperately tugging open the car door to get the bear out.
A friend of his then starts growling to drive the bear away – with surprising success.
The clip shows the creature emerge from the driver’s side of the car and pause to look at the group of friends, as if baffled by the noise they are making.
Joseph Deel, who was on holiday with friends in Gatlinburg, was left astonished when he discovered a giant black bear had broken into his car on July 10
Mr Deel then starts shouting: ‘Go! Go! Go!’ at the bear and eventually it slinks off.
But he said that after a while the furry invader came back with another bear and the pair even moved to the backyard of the cabin the friends were staying in.
Mr Deel said: ‘She attempted to get back inside my car. I went back outside and yelled at the bear and threw things at her.
‘The two bears then proceeded to leave the car and moved to the backyard of the cabin we were staying [in].’
A friend of his then starts screaming in an attempt to scare the bear off and the clip shows the creature looking at the group of friends and seeming confused
And the bears caused so much damage to the car during the break-in that the vehicle broke down as Mr Deel was driving back to his home in Johnson City.
He said: ‘I had to abandon the car. Insurance took two days to get a tow truck to my car.
‘In that time looters broke into my car via a back window and stole my catalytic converter, battery, and exhaust manifold.
‘Insurance cut my car as a loss and totalled it.’
Mr Deel has now set up a GoFundMe in a bid to get some help with financing his next car.
Gatlinburg is known as a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The National Parks Service estimates that roughly 1,500 wild bears live in the 520,000-acre area.