It turns out, Apollo had nothing to be worried about. This bear was a supremely polite guest.
"He sat there for quite a while," Perotte says. "He just looked at peace with himself, just sitting in the backyard. Even though the dog was just barking at him."
When he finally decided to mosey on, the bear took the utmost care not to disturb a thing.
"He got up and gently walked between some lawn furniture," Perotte explains. "He didn't knock anything over. He was very calm. Not aggressive. He's probably looking for food and water. With the drought, they're probably really thirsty."
After leading wildlife officials on a chase that went on for four hours, the bear was finally tranquilized and released at another location.