Residents of Churchill, Canada leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter polar bears.
Churchill, Manitoba, ‘Polar Bear Capital Of The World’: Small-Town Residents Live Among Wild Species.
If you live in Churchill, you don’t walk the streets at night during bear season. You keep your car doors unlocked — if a bear shows up, you’ll need shelter fast. And when you hear horns, you walk away and let the “bear catchers” do their job.