What BEAST did this damage ?

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What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby Swampthing » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:29 pm

I found this tree last fall but lost the pics.So i went back to retake them .This tree is about 20 feet high at the top, it was ripped off at 12 feet.The top ,along with all the branches are laying next to it. It is all ripped up,with deep scores into the tree.
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Thats my walking stick with my hat on top,stick is 6 feet tall.
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side view
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Here's the top chunk
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Pic of the deep cuts into tree
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last pic of cuts
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Is this from a bear that climbed up the tree, clawing his way up and at the top the tree snapped off ?


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Re: What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby AC Rider » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:40 am

:shock: I don't know - I'm at a loss! Bigfoot?? The rabits got to the top that is on the ground but if the tree was alive, I don't know what would have broken it off. Bear would but I don't know why he'd be up there unless he was after a critter or something.
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Re: What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby PredatorTC » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:37 am

its hard for me to say from the picture, but could the scratches be some kinda bug?
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Re: What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby venisonassassin » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:23 am

Maybe a bear after a bee hive?
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Re: What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby Goober » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:28 pm

it was Dan. I saw those same marks after he crawled up a tree at pig fest trying to get an angle on a big boar.
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Re: What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby PASwamper » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:17 pm

I think your right it was probably a bear. Can't think of what else it would be. Cool stuff!
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Re: What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby Zap » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:41 pm

them thar marks was made by a cougar.




















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Unread postby Zap » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:42 pm

:lol:
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Re: What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby Swampthing » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:50 pm

I really wish I hadnt deleted the pics I had when this was fresh last fall. At first I thought ,mabey a moose,but Cougar wow mabey.We have had them around where I hunt . My sisters dog was ripped up by one last year,and my dad shot at one too !
I chased one out of a marsh during a deer drive.
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Unread postby Zap » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:45 pm

We dont have cougars here, unless you count the one that attacked a jogger in KCMO. :lol:

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Unread postby Zap » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:45 pm

We dont have cougars here, unless you count the one that attacked a jogger in KCMO. :roll:

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Re: What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby PLB » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:24 pm

venisonassassin wrote:Maybe a bear after a bee hive?

Thats what I was thinking? :?
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Re: What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby Swampthing » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:53 pm

Whatcha think ?
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Re: What BEAST did this damage ?

Unread postby Zap » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:57 pm

Cougar.
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