Bear sightings are much like shark sightings when you are diving. As the scene is unfolding, you really aren't that scared or freaked out. You find yourself mesmerized, just watching the animal, thinking, "wow, this is really cool." And then you go through a few minutes of "wow, did that just happen?" And then, you freak out a little bit after, swimming back to the boat, or in this case, hiking through the woods where the bear just was, and still close enough to smell him.