MONTICELLO, Maine ( NEWS CENTER)-- Jim Thorne, of Carmel was traveling on Route 1 in Monticello Thursday morning when he saw a big black bear in a field.

He said he pulled over and jumped out of the car with his camera thinking that it might cross the road.

Sure enough, he said, it crossed the road and a truck traveling by at the same time just missed it.

Thorne says, "That was a close call there buddy."