It's amazing how people can interact with Black Bears.
I got a buddy who lives alone in a log cabin that he built himself (including cutting the trees down) in Potter County, PA.
He has bears there all the time. They even come around when he's outside. One time he was fixing the facia on his cabin, from a ladder, and two bears were walking around under the ladder (guess they didn't know that was bad luck?). If they come too close, he just yells at them, and they walk away.
The Ranger up there even leaves a barrel trap there. Then when they need one for some college to study, he calls Barry, Barry sets the trap, and the next day the Ranger comes & picks up the bear. Then he brings the bear back later.