EUGENE, Ore. - A driver almost hit a bear on 30th Avenue Sunday.
Michele Pulliam said she saw the bear around 2 p.m. near where 30th overlooks Laurelwood Golf Course.
Residents and postal workers saw a bear in a nearby neighborhood last week.
A state biologist said the bears will likely head for the hills as berries fruit next month. The cougars are following prey - like deer and turkey - into areas where wildlands meet the edge of urban development.