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Pine or Moose?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by thewoodlands, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I'm thinking a Pine but I hear the Moose has been around eating the bark off trees in our area.
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  2. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Sorry Zap my small brain doesn't get it. I get the Moose part (I think) but not the Pine part. We ain't got no moose on LI :).
  3. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Porcupine.
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  4. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Ohhh...we ain't got that either! Must be a tall one though.
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    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    They climb to eat!
  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Pretty small teeth marks if that helps you choose :)
    Never see moose eating or stripping spruce here, alder & willow primary food here.

    Pine smelling moose droppings around ? LOL
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  7. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Porcupines are obnoxious. I tried to find a picture I thought I took of the holes they chewed through our box deer stands but I couldn't. They ate a good foot out of 1/2" plywood.
  8. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    The tree being stripped is a Maple, most likely a porcupine doing it. Up the hill to the right we have a porcupine living in a big ole maple for the last four years.
  9. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    little slow today, still digesting food. ;)
    Thought something eating pine trees LOL :)
    Pork or Moose

    Put a salt brick about 8 to 10 feet up in a dead tree, or cut a tall stump. as it rains the salt runs down the tree & critters gnaw on the tree.
    If any moose around, bet they find it ;)
  10. rideau

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    I'd put the salt brick in a have a heart trap, then I wouldn't have a heart.
    Between my dog, my beech trees, my few pine, and my HOUSE, I'm getting to hate porcupines. And that's from one who as a child asked my mother, "Can I pet the pretty feline?"..which resulted in a quick moment with the gun on my Dad's part.
    Seriously, the only thing that gets me more upset than the Porcupines girdling my beech, is to be in the house and hear the damn things gnawing on the basement windows...sounds like someone is taking a chainsaw to the house. And they keep it up, despite noise and the dog having fits, until you go chase or dispatch them.
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    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    I had a porkie eating on a nice hard maple, this one was clever and avoided my chances to give him lead poisioning. I think my trapper got him eventually. They can get out of hand fast in a loodlot and kill a lot of trees.
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    I have never seen moose eat the bark from large trees. I say Porcupine.
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    Porky, whack him!
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Chupacabra.
  15. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    That has to be one of the best paraprosdokians I have seen in a while.
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  16. ScotO

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    I'm with BD and the others that said porcupine. too small of teeth marks IMO. Shoot the bugger and bury him in a shallow grave.......
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  17. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    He's a big bastard, I've seen him about four times going by. Just more wood we have to burn, looks like the Cherry in front of the Maple will need to come down.
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  18. Realstone

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    My thought too! That's why I entered post #15
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