In Colorado, we have bears but we don't make a fuss over them.
I've never heard a conversation start off with, "How's it goin'? Are you Bear Aware?"
Nope! In the Centennial State one can say we maintain a laissez-bear attitude. The bruins go about their bear business and the Coloradoans go about their own. (A lot of citizens are smoking legal pot, so they ponder what to eat when they get the munchies.) If a bear problem arises, the authorities deal with it. More than likely a "Final Solution" to the bear gone bad.
In California, one would think numerous
I feel Californians are over-the-top on this shaggy subject. There's a freaking bear on the state flag for crying out loud!
OK! I vented.