|Black bear climbing a tree in Virginia|
He snorted a few times, probably saying "Human, let me do my thing!". So I listened, and respected him, just as he did to me.
We didn't provoke each other. Yelling, running, and bluffing was not necessary.
The only thing that was necessary was both of us seeing each other there and leaving each other alone.
The animal really only wanted some acorns in the tops of the trees, just as most bears in the area are doing right now in the year. They're getting some extra calories, as it is still fairly hot during the day, and they know that winter will be here before long.