Okay I remember a while back there was some discussion of spring brownies with "hairy pads", and I thought some photos would be in order. I tried to no avail to find the thread... I think there might have been some confusion...
Anyway here is one photo that just came in from the field. About an 8 1/2 footer from the Alaska Range- lots of hair between the front pad and the toes, but none on the "pads" themselves. This bear was just out of the den; it was a boar, and you can see that the pads are not quite as calloused as they get toward fall.
Could someone post a photo of the "hairy pads" they were talking about?