The bears take maximum advantage of the opportunity to fatten up during the fall salmon runs. This Spirit bear is checking out a new fishing spot. It is standing in front of a large hollow left when a hugs cedar tree toppled over pulling out by its roots, Gribbell Island, BC.
Note; the huge cedars and firs on the West Coast have fairly shallow root systems relative to their heights, due in part to the thin top soil over a rocky base. In strong winds they can literally blow over. Recently several large trees blew over at my local dog park. No one was hit, since we know to avoid the woods when the winds come up.