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Whodunit? #8499546 01/09/22 11:17 PM
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Good spot for a camera.

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Have a couple in the area, but no pics of the culprit.


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Re: Whodunit? [Re: Tres] #8499562 01/09/22 11:31 PM
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Where is this? My first thought was a bear...

Re: Whodunit? [Re: kry226] #8499569 01/09/22 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by kry226
Where is this? My first thought was a bear...

Mine too, but I’m not sure, Houston County.


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Re: Whodunit? [Re: Tres] #8499665 01/10/22 01:40 AM
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Cat would be my guess.

Bear would leave black hair all in it from scratching its back.

Bears ARE working their down from Arkansas and over from Louisiana, but I don't know if any have made it as far West as Houston County yet.


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I’ve seen damage like that caused by a red stag before....


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Re: Whodunit? [Re: flintknapper] #8499789 01/10/22 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by flintknapper
Cat would be my guess.

Bear would leave black hair all in it from scratching its back.

Bears ARE working their down from Arkansas and over from Louisiana, but I don't know if any have made it as far West as Houston County yet.



Closest I’ve seen reports is 2 counties NE of us.


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Re: Whodunit? [Re: Stub] #8499790 01/10/22 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Stub
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Hmm, PNH does live down the road…😁


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Re: Whodunit? [Re: TEXASLEFTY] #8499792 01/10/22 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
I’ve seen damage like that caused by a red stag before....


I’d take that over a bear or lion any day!


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Griz bear confused2

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Originally Posted by angus1956
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Or a black panther for sure


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I’m thinking cat….Bob or lion


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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
I’m thinking cat….Bob or lion


Definitely not a bobcat, claw marks over 6 feet up.


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Can’t argue that!


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My guess is going to be a bear clawing that tree since the height above the ground rules out to many other animals.


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I have them (ashe juniper) all over my ranch and the surrounding land. I've been seeing that for my entire life and sometimes it will go 8-12 feet high. Rats and squirrels stripping bark with their teeth for winter nests. I only see it this time of year and I've watched the rats through my thermal scanners doing it at night.


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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
I have them (ashe juniper) all over my ranch and the surrounding land. I've been seeing that for my entire life and sometimes it will go 8-12 feet high. Rats and squirrels stripping bark with their teeth for winter nests. I only see it this time of year and I've watched the rats through my thermal scanners doing it at night.


Squirrels for sure do that around here (strip cedar/juniper) trees to make/line nests, but I haven't seen one peeled to that extent.

Good observation though and a plausible submission. up


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I have them (ashe juniper) all over my ranch and the surrounding land. I've been seeing that for my entire life and sometimes it will go 8-12 feet high. Rats and squirrels stripping bark with their teeth for winter nests. I only see it this time of year and I've watched the rats through my thermal scanners doing it at night.


Squirrels for sure do that around here (strip cedar/juniper) trees to make/line nests, but I haven't seen one peeled to that extent.

Good observation though and a plausible submission. up


3 or 4 rats will make a mess out of one. They strip about 10 times as much as they need for some reason and then go the ground and pick out exactly what they are looking for.


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Hmm, PNH does live down the road…😁

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Its actually a form of fungi . After being transplanted to the host tree the fungi makes its way to just below the bark where it starts to rapidly multiply and take in oxygen and nutrients from the trunk. Once the fungi starts to digest the nutrient rich underlying bark its then turned into flatulences. The violent expulsion of gas causes the bark of cedar or juniper tree to explode outwardly often resembling some sort of animal marking.
Looks like you have some fungi ut felis!
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