PANGUITCH — Maybe this is Smokey's other job.

A large bear helped break up a marijuana growing operation this week, according to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators from the sheriff's office and the U.S. Forest Service found 888 young plants and about 4,000 bags containing seeds, dirt and chemical plant food this week, police said.

Officials also found broken pipes, food items that had been ripped apart, beer cans with teeth marks and claw marks on trees around the camp.

Garfield County Sheriff Danny Perkins said he believes a large bear came through the camp and scared off the people responsible for the marijuana plants.

The plants were being destroyed Wednesday.