This spirit bear looks so round and fuzzy, can't imagine it being fierce or dangerous.
Regarding the smudge pots-- sadly, at least here in Redlands, the citrus "industry" is hardly an industry anymore. Most of the groves have been developed for more "economically valuable" use of the land. For any remaining groves, not sure what they do in sub-freezing nights. We don't have a lot of them anyway, and I know there have been electrically powered fans in the groves in more recent years. I know, TMI!