In this picture, Adam and I are watching the ear tagging procedure. I am video taping the process and Adam - at this point - is simply watching. This was probably about 12:30pm. I think that it was within the next 5 minutes that Smokey was placed into his den.
This is a view of Smokey's new den, after a thin layer of straw had been placed against the dirt on the bottom of the den, then a layer of pine boughs, followed by a handful of straw. Once this was prepared, then the biologists went up the bank to the truck to get Smokey, bring him down, anesthetize him, put on his ear transmitter, then put him in the den.