Bears We live on the edge of the Catskill Mountains so Black bears are very common. We've had fun over the years watching them chase our chickens and wrestle with our bear proof garbage can. Today as Bill took Kevin out to get the bus, he was looking down checking his email on his phone. Kevin said "Daddy look a bear!" Bill said his heart was in his throat as he looked up. Luckily the bear was across the street heading away from them. They are usually not dangerous unless it is a female with cubs.