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Deer Hunting in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana

what do yall think

What do yall think. This picture was taken on private land around the laplace area. Do yall think it could be from a black bear
December 09, 2012 at 1:26pm
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LUCKY-MANProfile Photo
Posted December 09, 2012 at 4:31pm
Bear

I was in a club north of Natchez and we had a big male black bear on our property and we had several trees that were scratched up just like that

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TRIGGERHAPPYProfile Photo
Posted December 10, 2012 at 8:12am
Pearl River WMA

I used to hunt Pearl River WMA years ago and saw similar spots on Cypress trees fairly often. Sometimes the patches were up kind of high and really got me wondering. I finally figured it out one morning when I saw a tree rat peeling the bark off in strips to make its nest. Not trying to say that's what did this to this tree, but that's what I saw. I'm not ruling out the possibility of it being a bear, my .02.

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JIMMY WProfile Photo
Posted December 10, 2012 at 8:42am
Swamp Monster

http://youtu.be/4w-GOleG1es

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hunt rProfile Photo
Posted December 10, 2012 at 6:26pm
light pole in my yard

light pole in my yard

could be

Bears usually stand as high on their hind legs as they can and leave bite marks to mark their territory, and i have seen squirels do that, but u never no. If it is a bear they will leave plenty more signs around.

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Duck enticerProfile Photo
Posted December 12, 2012 at 3:14pm
I know

Squatchhhh!! J/K I have no idea.

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GoggleEyeKingProfile Photo
Posted December 12, 2012 at 5:56pm
Obamanation

It was Obama...marking his territory.

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jlsProfile Photo
jls
Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:37pm
Scrape

Might be a ROO-PER-ROO AKA Bigfoot

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AllisonXR-01Profile Photo
Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:05am
Any claw marks?

I think on a soft tree like cyress, you'd be able to see evident claw marks in the wood if from a bear.

I have a cypress on my place that gets hit each year by squirrels,,, for what ever the reason, it seems any tree rat in the area likes to come take bark off that one tree, and usually in the same area of the tree.

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Choupic-ManProfile Photo
Posted December 13, 2012 at 9:13am
Flood

A lot of trees are like that from where drift wood and heavy objects (refrigerators,freezers) floated and rubbed against the trees from the high water during the hurricane . Although it could be an animal , I can't really see scratch marks from an animal .

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webfoot83Profile Photo
Posted December 13, 2012 at 9:41am
cypress

Soft tree like a cypress????? I always thought cypress was a pretty hard/dense wood???

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Admiral RabbitProfile Photo
Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:35am
'Shadows With Wings''

...in the 70's we were in a club between Angie and Sandy Hook and seen a scrape w/claw marks and woodpecker holes 12 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND...and there was NO other marks below it...somehow after that the stands got vacant long before dark ???...being a off and on dog club the drivers switched to whistles,large caliber pistols and six foot hiking poles w/a large grab hook to pull you out of a hole...cheers

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AllisonXR-01Profile Photo
Posted December 13, 2012 at 1:51pm
re: soft

Quote - I always thought cypress was a pretty hard/dense wood???

Both the bark and wood is softer than most species. The cyprees bark can be peeled right off in long strands like shown in the picture above. Much unlike Pine, Oak and Gum. Overall the wood is much softer than anything else in the swamp. It mills much easier too, I wish all wood I cut on my sawmill was easy to cut as cypress.

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webfoot83Profile Photo
Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:57pm
hmmmm

i guess you learn something every day. thanks for the lesson

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