We were eating on the deck last night when Larry saw a large black "something" on the side of the mountain. We got the binoculars but couldn't get a clear view. For awhile we thought it was a tree stump or something stationary, but then it moved. And after awhile it disappeared. Soooooo....we are now pretty convinced it was a black bear which are fairly numerous on our mountain. I now have the spotting scope located right outside the deck for quick use the next time we have a suspicious siting.