Black bears, North America's most common bear, aren't an uncommon sight in Oregon: according to the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife, between 25,000 and 30,000 of them reside there.
While attacks on humans do happen, black bears are not usually active predators, and will normally only attack when threatened, cornered or when young cubs are present.
They are omnivores that will eat small mammals, insects and amphibians where they can, but also diet on berries, fruit, grasses and plants.
Americans are far, far more likely to fall victim to an accidental shooting than a bear attack; there were three fatal bear attacks recorded in the US last year, while an estimated 500 people are killed every year in unintentional shootings.
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