The bare evidence

It's nice to live close to wildlife... but there is a downside too. We had looked forward to pick our plums, they were just getting red, ripe & juicy. But when we got up to get them, every single one was gone... and the tree was ruined. We collected some evidence, and I think we got the culprit... GRR!!!

Exhibit A: damaged tree with all the plums gone.

Exhibit B: a dump of some sort... size male shoe

Exhibit C: a visitor pretending to look innocent on his way to tree

I will leave it up to the intelligent reader to draw conclusions. Hope the little guy in the fourth picture doesn't learn bad lessons from the bear, because he has been watching them!