Here's my son, picking huckleberries in the wilds of North Idaho.
Just after taking this picture I stepped forward to join him and nearly stepped in the one thing you don't want to see around huckleberry bushes -- fresh bear poop.
That certainly raised the hairs on the back of my neck. I'd pick some berries, look all around, pick some more, then look around again. Finally, I started singing "Eating The Bear" by Joan Armatrading...
"Some days the bear will eat you, some days you eat the bear"
I'm quite sure that my off-key wailing scared away every creature within a mile of our little patch of huckleberries.