I have a lot of wild life in my rural area.
But truthfully, if I looked out my back door and saw a bear (or ginormous alligator) I would most likely die of fright!
My 26 year old daughter lives a couple of miles from Whistler Village in Canada. She woke up the other morning to find bear track in the snow on her patio. She’s come across them on bike rides around the lake, too. VERY plentiful there.
I have bears in my back yard very oftin.