I wrote about that bear's visit and posted a video a few weeks ago:http://quodlibet-sarah.blogspot.com/2011/09/but-bag-is-clearly-labeled-bird-seed.html
Late last night ― or rather, early this morning, as it was about 1:30 a.m. ― I was working at my laptop in the kitchen when I heard a noise on the deck. I turned on the outside lights to see an even bigger black bear, without an ear tag, emptying one of the thistle-seed feeders. This was clearly a different animal from the other bear, but like that one, very beautiful. Here’s a poor photo, taken through the kitchen window, in which you can clearly see that the bear is not tagged:
The bear stayed for about 10 minutes - I was able to make two brief videos:
Update, one week later: Here are photos of the damage the bear left behind. The hole in the deck floor was made by the big bear that made a night visit a week or so ago. Stole all the suet! Guess we'll have to stop feeding the birds altogether until hibernation is underway.