Not scared--excited, but I really wasn't worried about being eaten.
I would take a bear over a skunk any day. There have been very few attacks by black bears--only one in all the history of the Boundary Waters, and that is because the guy who was bitten was chasing the bear to retrieve his food pack, and fell down a hill ONTO the bear. Can't blame the bear for that!!
They are quite destructive when it comes to getting food, but even the mama bears with babies only 'bluff charge' and don't attack. For more info, if you want it, google the North American Bear Center. Lynn Rogers, the director, is kind of the 'Jane Goodall' of bear research--he follows bears in the woods, gains their trust, collars them without drugs, handles the cubs--very interesting stuff.
I was thinking about this 'danger' question, and probably the most dangerous thing I (or anybody else) will do is driving the car.
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.