I would be a little scared if I saw a bear in my yard! We don't have bears in my neck of the woods! I shouldn't say that though because there is a bee keeper that lives about 10 miles from me and he had the DNR out there and they had bear tracks!
Also, I live right on a bluff overlooking the river and people have been seeing cougars down there. That kinda freaks me out! My neighbors have horses and in the fall of 2005 one of their colts died because it got spooked and ran head on into the fence! This was when they first started seeing cougars in our area so who knows! It could have been in my front yard for all I know!
Last summer we were on vacation in northern MN and a bear ran across the road right in front of our car! But, that is normal for up there! That is where they live.