Seriously though, about bears... my sister lives in very far Northern New Jersey (West Milford). We were sitting on her deck last night when a mother with four cubs waltzed through her back yard (black bears). She says she has to wait to hear the garbage truck before she takes it out because there's a 50% chance that if she takes it out a half hour early, bears will be at it.
They have bear safety training sessions in the elementary school.
Let's hope they don't get that common here!