and bears have very poor eyesight but a well developed sense of smell.
make noise when walking in bear country; if one is nearby, it will fade away in the and youwont even be aware of it.
He left a bucket of molasses (something about helping tree stumps rot) on the back stoop of his writer's cottage and it attracted a black bear. He posted a nice pic of it (taken from inside the cottage needless to say) on his Twitter earlier last week.
We get a lot of wildlife at our cottage. All the regular birds and squirrels and chipmunks. Have a large herd of deer that live out back, we track them much more easily in the winter when the fields look like the 491 of deer tracks
Have spotted black bear droppings but not seen her yet. Coyotes, wolves, saw a bobcat once