Like I said, that's why I carry bear spray. The one that I have will shoot a stream 30 feet, but make sure you shoot it down wind, or you will regret it. Trust me on that.Oh man. Maybe I should stay off that road where the bear was spotted then. I know there are coyotes and coydogs in there too.
The problem with that road is, it's all dense forest except for one house. The other road I walk on, the trees have been cut back and they use the land to make hay, so no wild animals can hide and pop out at me.