We have our share of critters here in North Texas.  And sometimes, they find their way into town.  I've encountered snakes, deer, raccoons, and even bobcats and coyotes in the city limits.  Mind you, I only barely live in the city limits, but still, the wildlife is close!  We don't have bears in this part of the state.  I don't think the residents of La Crescenta, CA are too accustomed to them either, judging from this guys reaction!

Watch this video of a man running...very quickly....from a bear.  Oh my!!!!!