An elderly couple came face to face with a young bear on Thursday and narrowly escaped a far more vicious attack at the hands of the burly beast, according to reports. Bob McKeown, of Scotland, who was visiting relatives in Pasadena with his wife Irene, was scratched by the bounding bruin, who was roaming right outside their door."I closed the door and I looked.... a bear!" the man told KTLA after the animal encounter. "You don't know how scared you are, you just see a bear. I've never encountered a bear."