It's blackberry season here in the PNW, and a local bear has been enjoying the juicy morsels growing near the west side of the elementary school playground. My youngest described the culprit as "small, cute, and fuzzy." No positive identification has yet been made, but this character has apparently been hanging around the school for the past week or two. The kids had a "modified lockdown" (a.k.a. indoor recess) and no harm befell either hominids or ursidae.
Fortunately, despite its constitutional right, the bear was not armed.