In ancient Greece, dried figs were a major part of the daily diet of rich and poor. Associated with Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility, the fig became a symbol of the fall harvest.
In “our” time they have become a symbol of bears. We have two huge fig trees, one inside our deer fencing and one outside the fence. Now is when they ripen and now is the time for the bears, coincidentally, to load up for Winter.
(the video is from our “Spypoint” camera from last year)