The papa bears are much bigger than momma bears.
They can be 3–3' 5" and 4' 6"–6' 2" long and weigh 203–587 lbs. Here in the southeast we have black bears. A neighbor took a picture of a Momma bear and 2 cubs living on the ridge above our house, but their territory is between 10 and 15 square miles. Also their nose is 100 times more sensitive than ours.
At my shore home we have alligators.
My Humans are very strict about "no chasing".
“Leave it” is a command we practice almost everyday ‘cause at the shore we have water moccasins and copperhead snakes. In the mountains we have rattle snakes and copperheads. A fellow has to be careful where he sticks his nose.
I have a little ground squirrel that runs along the bulkhead in my yard and back to his den in the rocks behind the mountain house. Y’all might know them as chipmunks. My Humans put seeds and rice out for the birds and ground squirrel. Have to be careful what food is put out, or bring it in before dark, ‘cause of the bears.