Another reason not to want bears around right now is because I'm looking forward to tomorrow being the coolest day in days, and I'd like to spend the evening outdoors without being mauled. I also like to leave the windows open at night this time of year, and the bears will be able to smell my tasty snacks. Bears love popcorn!
The feral cats would probably be distressed by having bears in the yard, too. They're not all that pleased even to have me in the yard, and I'm the one feeding them. They always wait for me to go back indoors before they'll eat. A bear would really put them off their feed.
Well, I can't let the possibility of bears being about keep me in the house all night. Orion must be looked at!