of the time the bears of Tenakee Inlet (which outnumber the
humans) live in harmony with the residents of the small community.
Both take precautions to avoid the other, but there are exceptions.
The first sign that there is a bear nearby is the dogs, large
and small, smell them and sound the alarm. In this painting
a resident brown bear has gotten too comfortable being in town.
The dogs have warned the humans who see what all the commotion
is about. The smartest person in this scene is the kid running
like mad in the opposite direction.