If the bear alerts around here were equated to the US DEFCON system I think we must be at bearcon 2 by now. We have had the little 'it's bear season now, be careful' warnings, the 'please electric fence your corn crop' warnings, then it stepped up to the 'do not go into the mountain/ river/ forest areas before 6:30am or after 6:30pm' warning and this morning with further bear reports (a mother and two cubs down by the river and a single [as in lone- they didn't mention its marital status] bear up by the forest road) we reached bearcon 2: Do not go into the forest/ mountain/ riverside areas at all.
I really doubt the entire village will heed this call. The farmers with apples up there definitely won't give up their harvest for the warning. It does nicely cover the city's butt should the worst happen though, hey?