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What Did This to Tree?

Old 01-14-2007, 03:36 PM
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The bottom of this dead tree has been shredded by something. It appears this was done at one time, as the shavings are laying on the ground and look fresh. On the tree trunk itself, in various places up to about 4 1/2 to 5 feet, there are also small holes made. It looks like something stuck a beak or claw in and pulled it out. The edges of the holes are rough and torn. At first I thought it was from a woodpecker, but the bottom of the tree is so torn up, I am not sure. There are no claw marks, nor are the small holes in any unform pattern. Any ideas? Thanks!



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Old 01-14-2007, 03:39 PM
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I have a couple more photos from different angles and will post if it will help.
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:47 PM
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it kinda looks like a beaver did it but im not sure
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:22 PM
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Where do you live?

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Old 01-14-2007, 04:23 PM
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Northwest Pennsylvania - fairly rural, wooded area.
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:35 PM
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a kid with a hatchet?

seems kinda high for a beaver to me.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:55 PM
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I'd say someone with a bunch of bullets to waste or someone with a hatchet that didn't finish the job.

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Old 01-14-2007, 06:05 PM
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It's a skunk. Yes I'm sure, seen them do it while huntin.
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:26 PM
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A guy with bullets.
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:57 PM
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thats what i thought of when you said there were holes in it, gunshots. but im not sure
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