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#7117324 - 03/20/18 09:46 AM What did this?
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I was leaving my property on Sunday and noticed this cedar tree all torn up. The highest scrapes/scratches were almost 6 foot high and the lowest about a foot from the ground. What animal do you think caused it? Chupacabra and black panthers already ruled out as they are not generally found in East Texas. Thanks for any insight.



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#7117335 - 03/20/18 09:58 AM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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#7117337 - 03/20/18 09:59 AM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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Porcupine
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#7117346 - 03/20/18 10:15 AM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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#7117348 - 03/20/18 10:15 AM Re: What did this? [Re: unclebubba]
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#7117372 - 03/20/18 10:28 AM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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Axis buck is my first thought.
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#7118007 - 03/20/18 07:41 PM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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Black bear
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#7118040 - 03/20/18 08:19 PM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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A buck confused2

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#7118486 - 03/21/18 09:26 AM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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There are no axis on my ranch (or black bears that I know of). I've never seen a buck rub at the six foot height so I am going with porcupine.

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#7118495 - 03/21/18 09:31 AM Re: What did this? [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Black bear


or brown
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#7118550 - 03/21/18 10:03 AM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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#7118557 - 03/21/18 10:09 AM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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big foot !!

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#7118762 - 03/21/18 01:32 PM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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Now there are some big foots over there in East Texas
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#7118768 - 03/21/18 01:39 PM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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If your in far north east Texas, I would say definately say bear as they are coming into Texas from all bordering states. We have sightings within 10 miles of us in cass county
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#7118783 - 03/21/18 01:54 PM Re: What did this? [Re: lmd59]
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Porcupine as well if those are just surface scratches. A bear will leave deeper claw marks and you sometimes would find bear hair in the tree.
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