The black bear is becoming more and more of a common sight in the area where we live. I went to pick up a buddy for a meeting, and as we made our way back tot he house, we spotted a young black bear in a semi-rural area less than two miles from the house.
The bear was stalking a trash can when he saw us driving closer, and turned and ran back toward the rear of the property. I'm not overly concerned about black bears. I've lived for years in a very rural area and moved the suburbs later in life. I think that they are beautiful animals, but know that when bears and the suburbs clash, it is normally the bear who comes out the loser.
Still, it was neat to see the critter this morning, and I wish him well.