Holy cow I wondered I thought nooo not likely. Game cam going over there right now lol. It's ten feet from my barn in the back where there's tons of snow, don't get back there much but snow was frozen enough to easily walk on today early. Thank you. (Slightly scary)Yep. A pair of 'em. A sow and her cub(s). If you have green shoots of grass coming out, that's what they want right now. If there isn't any grass coming up, those bears will likely crawl back into their den and snooze for a few more weeks.
I've seen their scat deep in the woods on nearby state land but these are places few ever go, no trails, no bikes etc. Quite surprised to see them hanging around here.Heck, black bear are everywhere. They even come down out of the hills surrounding Los Angeles to raid people's garbage cans. Here, the local Ace hardware store over in New Mexico makes a point in keeping the back door of the store open in case a bear follows a customer in the front door. No kidding. It happens at least once every season.
I have a really deep ground rod nearby, maybe I could run a ground wire over from that. But I just dug post holes, grounds not too bad under the snow really.