Wild E. Coyote
DNW, I didn't mean to imply that the bears were common; to the best of my knowledge they only came through twice in the 23 years we lived there; both times were in the early evening darkness, but thankfully well after sunset as the local kids were frequently outside until dinner or sunset, and all the parents used some sort of unique sound device that their kids recognized. Ours was a lung powered foghorn that had been on my father's boats. It probably dates back to the early '30's, still works, and later I kept it on our boats as a backup.
Momma bear had an easy way to get the seed to her cubs; she just pushed the steel rods over until they bent over parallel to the ground.
Nice shots. Healthy looking.
Thanks so much for your nice comments.