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Offline Pegasus

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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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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2017, 01:40:15 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???

 :lol4: oh my, rick, you had me laughing out loud in the office on this one!  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2017, 02:56:18 PM »
I cant believe this has gone 2 pages.........especially the arguing about the berries.  :dunno: :dunno:

So lets clear it all up. Although I know what berries were in this poo, I wanted to be POSITIVE, so I popped a few in my mouth for a good ol taste test, besides it kinda looked like fruit cake(see crop pic below)
Welllll it didn't taste like fruit cake..........tasted like crap.  :yike:









PS: FYI, FWIW several kinds of berries were in this bears diet,  2 of which were both mentioned in this thread.  :twocents: :twocents:

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2017, 03:29:06 PM »
Hey Rick you have shown me more bear scat on your leases then I want to admit going to call you next week!!

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2017, 03:46:41 PM »
Hey Rick you have shown me more bear scat on your leases then I want to admit going to call you next week!!

Yea, and I think you are in one of the pics!! the same place where the sow chased the cubs up the tree and you guys videoed it.

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2017, 05:07:28 PM »
I'm sorry if it came across as if I was questioning anyone.  My friends make fun of me,cause when we walk up on crap, I am always picking it apart and wanting to learn more of the food source. I've actually have meant to ask before on hear about this. And I came across a plant ( can't remember what it looked like) that had these type seeds in it.
Again, didn't want to say who was wrong. My bad

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2017, 05:13:00 PM »
I watched a bear in the subalpine yesterday that was feeding on red berries of a plant that I assumed was sumac but it didn't look quite right and I'd never seen a bear eat sumac.  After reading here and doing some checking, I think that it was likely mountain ash.  Red berries that were round and 1/4 to 3/8 inch diameter in kind of a flat or level arrangement near the top of the bush, which was usually shoulder to head high to me.  The leaves were generally green but many bushes were changing color toward orange, though sumac usually turns quite bright red if I recall correctly.  I'm no plant guy but will remember mountain ash.

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2017, 05:39:04 PM »
Rick your correct the sow tried to get us to follow her while the Cubs scampered up a tree. Great times in the woods for us and great memories. Also remember we came across rocks she turned over looking for food. And we were chasing turkeys that trip.

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2017, 05:58:23 PM »
I'm sorry if it came across as if I was questioning anyone.  My friends make fun of me,cause when we walk up on crap, I am always picking it apart and wanting to learn more of the food source. I've actually have meant to ask before on hear about this. And I came across a plant ( can't remember what it looked like) that had these type seeds in it.
Again, didn't want to say who was wrong. My bad

I didn't take it that way..Nice to have a place we can get together and banter and even learn sometimes. I know I have. I see LOTS of bear crap-- even in my yard.
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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2017, 07:09:07 PM »
But now I feel like less of a bear hunter , since I've never tasted bear crap. Great, now I'm going to have to try it next time

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2017, 09:19:03 AM »
Guys.  We're talking about bear poo.  Sometimes it's fun to argue about silly things like bear poo. 

If anyone thought there was ANY upsetness or ill-will involved in the back-and-forth about which berries are in the poo, I only have this to say:

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2017, 02:10:52 PM »
Since we are talkn about it:
What's the craziest thing you've  discovered in bear poop?

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2017, 02:14:11 PM »
I found a bear scat packed full of apricot pits. Looked painful! He was raiding someone's orchard in Loomis. 

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2017, 02:35:56 PM »
Since we are talkn about it:
What's the craziest thing you've  discovered in bear poop?

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2017, 03:30:52 AM »
O.K  Tell me what this bear was eating. I'll post a pic of the tree/bush after a few guesses.
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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2017, 08:12:07 AM »
I think the bear caught a hunter eating a cranberry granola bar. Actually t looks like wild rose hips.

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2017, 02:56:11 PM »
Native Washington pomegranates?

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2017, 04:05:13 PM »
Hope this is not a thread jack. Is this bear scat?

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2017, 04:07:10 PM »
O.K  Tell me what this bear was eating. I'll post a pic of the tree/bush after a few guesses.

Mountain House - probably raided a campsite.

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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #48 on: September 30, 2017, 04:19:19 PM »
Wild rose hips and looks like some kinda grain in there too
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Re: Too many berries
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2017, 03:28:09 AM »
Rose hips s right. No grain just rose seeds. Here is a pic of the plants he was feeding on. These one were very tasty. Sweet with lots of vitamin C
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