We have several of these gopher-deterring gadgets in the vegetable garden and flower beds, hoping to deter the pocket gophers. (The jury is still not in on whether they work as advertised.)
I came outside this morning and found one of them plucked from the ground and inverted, spike pointing into the air.
There were largish circular impressions -- about six inches across -- in the soil next to it.
Curious bear, I think. It must have heard the high-pitched moans that the "moler" makes and come to investigate, in the way that bears investigate something--by swatting it.