Have you ever been stared down by a bear?  A few years back I went out to bring in the bird feeders a bit before midnight as we had a Neighborhood bear who liked to bend over feeders to see what meal it could get.  As i was about ready to step off the porch I could sense something was there but it was so dark I could not see what it was until it moved.  To my surprise there staring at me was a HUGE black bear about 15 feet away!  I jumped back, hollered for my wife Jill, slammed and locked the front door as fast as I could. When Jill realized what was going on all she could do is laugh and wonder how locking the door was going to help in this situation.... What situation have you been in with a bear, we would love to hear it.