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What did this?
« on: May 21, 2022, 08:41:07 AM »
Hi everyone. I came across this tree yesterday with about 80% of it's truck missing about 12 feet above the ground. Just wondering what may have done it. Woodpecker,  porcupine, bigfoot?

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Re: What did this?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 08:47:25 AM »
Woodpeckers

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Re: What did this?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2022, 08:52:36 AM »
Yep!

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Re: What did this?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2022, 10:00:10 AM »
Im thinking a joint effort there as Ive not seen woodpecker varieties be that industrious.  On the low end it looks like chew marks of a porkie.

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Re: What did this?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2022, 03:45:08 PM »
Pileated woodpecker.
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Re: What did this?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2022, 03:46:21 PM »
Porcupines don't eat wood, only the bark and inner bark of the tree.
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Re: What did this?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2022, 04:12:01 PM »
I think it was a .350 legend.

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Re: What did this?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2022, 04:38:31 PM »
 :chuckle: ...or a mountain beaver with climbing spurs.
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Re: What did this?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2022, 05:08:34 PM »
Kamala Harris
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Re: What did this?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2022, 05:11:08 PM »
Possibly ants followed by bear.
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Re: What did this?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2022, 05:42:53 PM »
3 FT  PECKER,  OPILIO.  Lives close LOL
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Re: What did this?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2022, 07:15:35 PM »
Kamala Harris


She does like the wood  :chuckle:


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Re: What did this?
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2022, 08:15:21 PM »
WP Tree rotted which is good bugging. Porky only girds and eats the bark. Never cuts into a tree like a beave.

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Re: What did this?
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2022, 08:47:44 PM »
Pianoman is correct, Pileated Woodpecker.

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Re: What did this?
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2022, 10:21:17 PM »
Porcupines don't eat wood, only the bark and inner bark of the tree.
They will too eat wood.  Used to have one that would eat on our barn, seen it several times.

 


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