In Alaska, one can never be too careful. In Juneau, one office reported that due to the heavy rainfall, local bears were taking refuge in various structures, including the parking garages! Citizens were warned to "be on the look out for bears in very unexpected places." Because I'm in Portland now, I can laugh at this. Molly and I came up with some great scenarios for "bears in unexpected places," such as:
Me: "I'm seeing bars crouched on top of ski racks on cars... strapping themselves into baby seats..."
Molly: "Sitting in the little parking garage booth trying to collect money from unwitting parkers... clinging to the bottom of the car ala DeNiro in Cape Fear..."