First bear I've gotten on camera for a while. I went back and looked and it was early October '10 when I got the last one. This one looks like a pretty good one. Nice coat and not bad size. I'm guessing around 200 lbs though I'm terrible at guessing a bear's weight.
I knew I had a bear on the prowl when I stopped at the cabin on the way up the mountain and found a bag of trash scattered all over the yard. Someone had forgotten a bag and left it on the porch. The bears don't have much to eat this early in the spring and are looking for anything to fill their stomachs. Most of their Spring diet consists of leaves, flowers, plants, grasses, insects, small animals, and honey.