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Old 08-31-2009, 09:06 AM
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Hi All,
I live in this area for 15 years (upstate NY). A lot of bears around but it is the first time that I see something like this. The whole "patio" (Pic A) was removed from the cement wall and dragged 10 feet away. It took 3 adults to move it back. A huge hole at least 3 feet deep and 4 feet wide was under there (door siding chewed/scratched). I tried to backtrack whatever that was and I found that there were a lot of other similar holes in the back of my property as well (picB) around 8-9 wholes going from tree root to tree root the size of 10 feet long and 1 foot deep. I tried to look for tracks to no avail, too much rain washed everything out.

John
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:14 AM
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"It took 3 adults to move it back."




That says bear to me........................




Stay alert !!!
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:55 PM
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I hope that's like a really tiny mag light or I'd go right down to the gun shop and buy a 50 Bmg. That's one impressive bear track.

I have also seen bears move amazing things. And once pull a roof off a shed and stack it like a human to get to garbage.

Keep us updated and put up a buddy cam. lol
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:01 PM
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I think it's big foot that was visiting your house. If you have a trail cam I would set it out.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:29 PM
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Cougar!! Naw it was most likely a bear looking to den up for winter under your house.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:23 PM
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I am pretty sure that it was looking for something. I am familiar with the bear behavior in my area but it is the first time that I see a bear digging up so many huge holes. It is not the time to den up yet in my area. Could it be a marking/territorial thing? I already did setup trailcameras and I hope to see the size of this bear. And no this is not a tiny mag lite...it is the 12" version
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:05 AM
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There's no way in hell that's a 12" mag light in that bear print. Got to be a hoax
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:06 AM
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Not sure about the patio deal, but the " track " w/the mag lite isn't bear.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:20 AM
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Dude you got a real squirrel problem.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:58 AM
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I guess you guys didn't read the original post. PicB is not a bear track! it is a hole of 1 foot deep and 10 feet long (I was able to take a pic from part of the hole.) There are many holes like that all over the property. Anyway, it is the first time that I see something like this and I was wondering if anyone else living in bear country had similar bear signs. I am also worried since I have kids around the house, if this particular bear since it came that close to the house, (and these are indeed territorial/mark signs), would be a potential problem.
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