Chimineas Ranch, October, 2010.
We stuffed a punctured can of cat food down into a crack in the log, and a seedy black bear found it 16 days later.
It was 2:45 in the morning.
In no time Bruin located the bait precisely. and put its tools to work.
Two minutes later it ripped the wood back, and exposed the can.
It had the right tools, but it didn't know how to use them to open the can.
I've seen captive Himalayan bears open the snap top on a can of pop with one claw.
This bear was equipped to do just that, but gave up and left the can where it found it.
The visit lasted 5 minutes.
An idle bear in a cage of course will spend endless hours solving the problem of opening a snap top can.