Well, I live in Germany where bears (the European brown bear to be exact) are extinct. Except for one project to re-introduce bears in northern Italy and parts of southern Austria. The last bear of that project to venture into Germany a few years ago (2006) was named Bruno (official name JJ1), got quite a bit of press coverage, was shot and is now stuffed and on display in a museum in Munich. His mistake was to take a good number of unprotected sheep, a few chickens and a bee hive or two - even though German farmers get reimbursed for such losses way above market price.
We certainly could use a 'bear aware' program.
Closer to home and more recent, a neighbor noticed a young red fox in her garden. So what, you might say. But even this got a lot of local press coverage full of citizen concerns about the potential danger of a fox. The city will deploy hunters to get the fox (possibly using a live trap, but who knows) and remove it.