Fascinating how smart bears have become.
Bears have a big appetite and great sense of smell. People who live in rural areas or have vacation homes have probably seen them around.
The best way to try and prevent bears from coming around is to keep doors and windows closed at all times. Clean your barbecue when not using it and never leave garbage out at night.
Even non-food items with a scent can attract them like suntan lotion, insect repellent, and soap. Bring this all back inside when you are done with them.
Bears have also adapted to opening cars, so clean your car of all food wrappers and crumbs. Keep doors locked and windows up.
Watch this compilation of bears breaking into homes, a grocery store and cars. Listen to the reactions of on lookers.