Down the drive

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by string1946, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    My driveway is a little more than 800' long and Saturday when walking to the mailbox I noticed this. The top of a dead tree broke a couple weeks ago and fell and is propped against another tree. Looks like something got a hold of it. Sasquatch? Beaver on meth? I believe a horny buck this way passed, young or old. :)
     

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Rubbing antlers, mayhap?


    Or Sasquatch with an itch in the middle of his back.....
     

  3. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Mothman chasing Sasquatch through your woods?
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Chupacabra marking his territory. Definitely a chupacabra.
     
  5. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I would say it was a beaver if there is water nearby. If a deer had done that the ground would be tore up and there would be no large shavings on the ground. No doubt something stripped the tree but it was not a buck deer. Another thing, deer prefer to sharpen their horns on evergreens such as cedars.
     
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  6. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Not to worry , it,s just my ex on a bad hair night.! :eek:
     
  7. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    There is a small stream 1/4 mile away but thats it. No beaver ponds that I know of. I may put my game camera there tomorrow in case it comes back. Whatever it was could reach up 4'.
     
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  8. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    I was gonna say that but I couldn't spell chubbycaparaba. :D
     
  9. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    Fixed it for ya :)
     
  10. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I had to google sasquatch to get the spelling. I hate people that can only spell a word one way.
     
  11. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hmm, did it have any scent?
     
  12. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    Not that I noticed but we got a lot of rain that day so that might have knocked down any scent. I still think it had to be a buck. Then again you would have thought all that scrapping would have dislodged it from the tree it was propped against. I don't know. Maybe I could sell it on ebay.
     
  13. csaw44

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    It may have been a swamp ape AKA skunk ape.
     
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  14. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    Ok I was walking around my firing range this morning and happen to notice a few fresh wood chips about 6' back in the trees and went to investagate and found another tree with the bark gnawed up. this one is a small tree and the the gnawed up part looks just like the other one but this tree is alive and the marked up place it about 7' off the ground and not nearly as large as the driveway tree. its only about a 6 to 8 inch section. This tree is maybe 250 to 300 feet from my front door. It almost looks like someone hacked at it with a hatchet but I doubt that happend this close to my door.
     

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  15. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's a big beaver.

    It wasn't easy for me to stop where I did there.
     
  16. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    No need to take it any farther. We get it. lol.
     
  17. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    Ok I went back and looked at the second tree and I discovered its also dead. I thought it was alive but was wrong. Gazing into my bourbon and coke last night and giving it some thought, I have decided I might have come up with an answer. I know there is a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers living on my place somewhere. I see them from time to time and hear them fairly often. Anyone thats not familar with them, think Woody Woodpecker. They're big birds about the same size as Crows. I think they are the ones that chipped up the dead trees looking for insects or worms. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
  18. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    Do any of your neighbors have kids? That looks like someone with a machete was playing Daniel Boone.
     
  19. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    Well I don't have many neighbors. Closest one is 1/4 mile away but still no kids around anywhere close.
     
  20. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Said earlier in the thread, put out a couple of trail cams and if you can out of view from who or what ever is doing this.