No itâ€™s not your imagination.
The bears, at least some bears, are indeed still out.
Although most bears in Mammoth and the surrounding area have bedded down for the winter, not all of them have, said Mammothâ€™s Wildlife Management Specialist Steve Searles.
â€śItâ€™s as if every bear has a different barometric pressure point,â€ť he said. â€śThey each need to reach a certain weight so they can survive the winter, and each responds to different temperatures and other factors differently.â€ť
The bears are like some football players, he said.