Eeep! Big news in my neighbourhood! There was a yearling bear going through all our backyards (Jp says it was the size of a Volkswagen); maybe a bit smaller than this one. Eco started to growl and bark and I saw something black and furry in a tree in the corner of my yard, but I didn't get a good enough look at it and assumed it was a big cat, but she kept growling which was odd. Then my neighbour who has a good balcony view of several yards phoned me to tell me it was heading our way and I could hear dogs in several yards barking like crazy. I saw it in the yard right behind me, but unfortunately by the time I ran for my camera he had hopped the fence out of view - but believe me!!! Lock up your kitties! That's a little too close for comfort!!!
Update - May 19th - only one day after a bear was seen roaming through several backyards, imagine my surprise to see many of the same people put their garbage at the end of the driveway for pickup tomorrow - gee, why don't you just give him a trail of honey to follow? Garbage cans = bear smorgasbord! We are so out of touch with nature and it's amazing creatures, we no longer understand how to co-exist.