A bear has opened a car door and climbed inside.

A bear

A bear

Video footage of the incident in Tennessee was captured by the Franczak family and shows the bear wandering up to their unoccupied vehicle and entering.

Mother Carly Franczak said: "I just screamed, 'Oh my God! The bear is here! The bear is in the driveway."

Daughter Olivia thought it was a joke when she first heard about the adventurous animal.

She explained to CBS: "I was at go-carts racing and my grandpa got a call about that there's a bear in their car.

"We couldn't believe it at first. We thought my uncle got dressed up as a bear and went into the car."