Nope no, no, no
bears for me....you can keep them WAY OVER THERE in New Jersey thank you very much. The closest I have ever got to a bear was when we were canoeing up at Lake Erie....he came into camp during the night and decided to take a bite into a detergent bottle we forgot to string up....that was close enough for me.
I'll stick with our California King snakes, rattlesnakes, gopher snakes, black widows, cougars (that we never see...but there AROUND), coyotes that I hear every night walking in the orange grove behind me....came within 6 ft. of one one evening when there was a fire behind us....we were both scared of each other.....have you ever seen a coyote do a 180 on a dime.
Now I WILL, ship you all the gophers you would like if I could ever get another one....they are my main pain in the rear right now. The next generation of gophers must of got a little smarter than the end of my spade. It is amazing how much damage a little stinken 6 in. creature can do. Grrrr!
The next door neighbors 5 dogs dig to China trying to get those gophers....all they do is chase them into my yard.
WOLF...that is another no way no how!!! NOPE, NOPE, NOPE!!!!
So yeah....what was your question again....LOL...garter snakes are good....keep him around.