Bear catches wild ride atop garbage truck

A bear must have thought it was in heaven when it scored a ride atop a garbage truck in New Mexico.

The odd sighting was captured on video by volunteer firefighter Caleb Johnson, according to KOB's Caleb James.

Bear Hitches Ride on Garbage Truck

Amazing video of a bear hitching a ride on top of a garbage truck near Los Alamos shot by our viewer Caleb Johnson! Hear from Caleb tonight on KOB 4 at 10!

Posted by Caleb James on Friday, July 22, 2016

The garbage truck was riding along a mountain road when the bear hitched a ride.

Johnson filmed the bear’s joyride for about two minutes before the driver was alerted about the bear. The truck was brought to a stop by a tree, which the bear climbed onto, and the truck continued on its route.

No one was hurt in the incident, but multiple bear sightings in the area have residents on edge. A jogger was mauled by a bear in the area in June.