side note: our bedroom is lower than ground level by about 3' - so our window is about 1' above ground level from the outside)
My first instinct was to close the window (I'm no dummy!) Then I ran to the kitchen to see if Dave was still home - he got up early to go play golf. Next I thought to grab the camera and run to the other end of the house to see if I could spot him again. Of course by then he had ambled off into the bushes.
In hindsight I should have watched him instead of run around in a panic, I only saw him for a few seconds. I didn't let the dog go outside for a couple of hours, from the barking fits I'm not sure if that bear isn't still wandering around in the bushes.