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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2017, 12:39:16 PM »
That first pic is definitely mountain ash. Matching pic on this page: http://www.paquettescamp.com/blackbearhuntingtips.htm
Mountain Ash is not endemic to Washington, so if we're arguing about which red berry is in the poo, the nod goes to kinnikinnick/bearberry.

Lots of mountain ash in the Cascades. Norm Trapp from up on Stevens pass provided a horse packing service and I had him pack me in 5 times to the Frosty Pass-Marys Pass area. He said that after the hucks were gone the bear would start feeding on the Mountain Ash which were plentiful in the area. ALL the drainages had mountain ash. I've seen them, saw mountain ash berries in the poo , and would glass clumps of mountain ash trees/bushes for bear. Not arguing just plain simple facts.
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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2017, 12:56:57 PM »
Lots of mountain ash in the Cascades. Norm Trapp from up on Stevens pass provided a horse packing service and I had him pack me in 5 times to the Frosty Pass-Marys Pass area. He said that after the hucks were gone the bear would start feeding on the Mountain Ash which were plentiful in the area. ALL the drainages had mountain ash. I've seen them, saw mountain ash berries in the poo , and would glass clumps of mountain ash trees/bushes for bear. Not arguing just plain simple facts.

Indeed, I stand corrected.  http://science.halleyhosting.com/nature/basin/5petal/rose/mtash/casmtash.htm

I was reading about mountain ash in a place that for some reason totally omitted that variety and said it was only Eastern North America and Eurasia.  That's what I get for trusting what I read online, I guess...

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2017, 12:58:04 PM »
But I mean come on.  We're TOTALLY arguing about bear poo.   :chuckle:

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2017, 01:54:26 PM »
But I mean come on.  We're TOTALLY arguing about bear poo.   :chuckle:

Not arguing just trying to educate you :hello:

Now....what caused this bear to BLOW OUT the gravel where the poo impact was on the gravel road??  As seen in Holy Bear Crap thread a couple years ago. Size 10 boot.
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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2017, 02:16:39 PM »
But I mean come on.  We're TOTALLY arguing about bear poo.   :chuckle:

Not arguing just trying to educate you :hello:

Now....what caused this bear to BLOW OUT the gravel where the poo impact was on the gravel road??  As seen in Holy Bear Crap thread a couple years ago. Size 10 boot.

Man I've been looking for that picture!!

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2017, 02:22:40 PM »
It's a poop fight. :chuckle:
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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2017, 03:59:48 PM »
Probably eating cascara berries or elderberry especially causing the poo explosion
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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2017, 05:09:40 PM »
Probably eating cascara berries or elderberry especially causing the poo explosion

Eating wild plums..Here is the tree limb the bear broke off while feeding and then took a dump. I drove past this spot an hour earlier going to a lease and on the way back the limb was broken off and the poo was in the road. You can see the shape of the bears butt where the poo splattered all around as it squatted. Can you just imagine the sound???
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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2017, 05:54:44 PM »
I'd probably do the same thing if I ate 25 pounds of plumbs. Well, maybe not in the road, but...

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2017, 07:05:22 PM »
That's what he gets for being greedy
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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2017, 07:49:27 PM »
That first pic is definitely mountain ash. Matching pic on this page: http://www.paquettescamp.com/blackbearhuntingtips.htm
Mountain Ash is not endemic to Washington, so if we're arguing about which red berry is in the poo, the nod goes to kinnikinnick/bearberry.

Wrong!. Its mountain ash fur sure. Check the pics and take a hike in the mountains of WA. Its everywhere. That is definitely not kinnikinnick/bearberry. Kinnikinnick/bearberry is never orange.

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2017, 09:01:13 PM »
Ok, next weekend I guess I'll do some plant watchn. Always willing to learn about bear food

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2017, 08:28:32 AM »
Wrong!. Its mountain ash fur sure. Check the pics and take a hike in the mountains of WA. Its everywhere. That is definitely not kinnikinnick/bearberry. Kinnikinnick/bearberry is never orange.
I've already recanted my sinful ways of berry-in-bear-poo identification.  :bow:

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2017, 08:34:39 AM »
I'd probably do the same thing if I ate 25 pounds of plumbs. Well, maybe not in the road, but...
If I ate 25lbs of plumbs, I'm not sure I'd have a choice of where it happened...  :yike:

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2017, 08:57:24 AM »
Talk about a blowout.  Wow. :yike:
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