Looks just like what I have always regarded bear scat in the woods. Probably so warm he woke up from hibernation early.
I know someone is going to look up when bears come out if hibernation and this will be the "normal time". When that happens I just say sorry now and that you are the superior google searcher.
That's for the pic BTW!
That's funny. I actually did googe this a few years back after seeing all kinds of bear tracks in deep snow in January. How could that be? Turns out that with our mild climate bears don't really hybernate here. Or if they do, it ain't much.