From The Modesto Bee:

_A study published this month in the Journal of Mammalogy shows bears break into minivans more often than any other vehicle. The study suggests minivans often are owned by families with children who spill food and drinks.

_And, quite often, there’s a stash of food in the vehicle.

“In my own family, we have a minivan and we have two children, so I understand how food gets into the vehicle,” said Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman. “But it’s not just food that attracts the bears. It’s the odors, too.”