Anyway, as he walked toward my trail camera, his head looked really big. Then, I saw the ear tags, and I sat frozen with fear that the bear was Tiny. Ear tags mean that a bear has "one strike" against them for a transgression in the vicinity of humans. The bear will be shot if he gets in trouble again.
When the new bear sniffed the marking tree, it became clear that he was much smaller than Tiny. I don't know why the fur is missing from his hind legs but it does make his hind legs look very skinny.
This is Tiny in exactly the same spot. His nose reached the same place on the leaning tree when Tiny was SITTING on the ground!
Here's video of each of them checking out and marking the tree.