So the last few nights. the outside dogs have been going off at around 2am. They bark from time to time thru out the night but not as serious as this. Mostly coins coyotes and opossums. Well the other night I could actually hear something in the brush up on the other side of the creek. Deciding its a good time to practice my night time search skills. I Grabbed a shotgun and flashlight, threw on rubber boots and headed out back. Shining the the light around, shotgun at the ready. Dark and quiet out back. I figured whatever it was had moved on to tip over someone else's garbage can. We've got a burn pile out there waiting for the rain. I move up to it so I can see down to creek. Nothing showing down there either. As I sweep the light back to head back inside. The darkness under the light right on the other side of the burn pile.... Moved. Yeah darkness is not supposed to move. Swing back and down. And there's the bear I figured was bothering the dogs. Less than eight feet away. We exchanged oh bubblegumz and concerned stares for close to a minute. . Then it turned and ran tearing up the brush going up the other side of the creek. A 200 pound bear in a flashlight at under 10 feet is pretty cool.