We used to live in Sierra Madre, California. It's a little town that is unfortunately attached to LA. It's right up against the San Gabriel Mountains and bears would frequently come into town. Our neighbors had a bear that was a regular visitor to their hot tub. I don't know if it ever learned to work the controls, but it sure enjoyed the experience. There was a list going around by email a couple of years ago; You might be from Colorado if . . . One was; You might be from Colorado if you think finding a black bear on your back porch is normal. My favorite was; You might be from Colorado if you have $5,000 bicycle on top of a $600 car.