Last week a friend called and said he had seen a bear or two, at the same time and place, on two afternoons. The next afternoon I was staked out across the street, fifteen minutes ahead of time, to see what would transpire. Sure enough after twenty minutes a head was peering out of the ditch.
It grazed along the ditch for a few minutes, oblivious to traffic.
Then it sauntered off through a locked gate to check for acorns.
This is one of our typical juvenile bears. In these pictures, the bea'rs head and ears appear large in comparison to it's body. As a bear matures the head will be proportionally smaller.
I've been back twice more and it's been there one of those times, 2 out of 3 is fine.