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Black line on coons back. #6408271
12/25/18 12:58 AM
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On some coons a black line appears on back of stretched coon. what causes this.

Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6408298
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If you can see through it, it's a rub or just no underfur there.

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Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6409345
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In my experience this is usually scarring of some type. Iíve seen it pick up this time of year and the dark spot gets much wider once the boars start fighting .

Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6430630
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are you snaring your coons?

Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: backroadsarcher] #6431015
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Originally Posted by backroadsarcher
are you snaring your coons?


or using a body grip?

Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6431977
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Foot traps. If you look at pictures of finished coons alot will have a black line about an inch wide and 3 or 4 inches long. It will be from behind the ears down to the front shoulders in a straight line down the back.

Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6432069
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I would go with the scars. Maybe the coons are caught in the same area, these coons coming out of the same den getting rubbed? Sounds different to me if it isn't a trap or snare causing it.

Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6468830
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Ive never seen it on fall or mid January coon but about February most have some. By March 1st is very pronounced. Iíve been told this is associated with rutting. I donít know coon biology well enough to argue this point. It may be where the coon start losing their winter coat first, also.


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Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6468859
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We call them scratch backs. I believe It's ticks and other mites gathering In that area and the coon are scratching at them. I have seen It happen In Dec coon. In fact I sold several coon to groney a while back and 3 were scratch backs and the other were Ok. The scratched backs brought $6.00 while the other ones brought between $18.00 and $12.00.
You will get docked for those scratched back coon.


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Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6469227
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...will have a black line about an inch wide and 3 or 4 inches long. It will be from behind the ears down to the front shoulders in a straight line down the back.

unclej, are you talking about this line?
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Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6469237
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That's what we call scratch necks.


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Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6469331
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Thatís a nice put up job on those coons Hern.

Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6469416
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Yes hern that's it. Thanks everyone. I saw it on most of my coon this year.

Re: Black line on coons back. [Re: unclej] #6469669
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Welcomed unclej.

Thanks Bigbrownie. My Coon are fleshed then tumbled, then boarded. The tumbling gets the grease out. Pic was taken minutes after tumbling & boarding.

Thanks Beav. Never knew what that spot was or caused it. Thanks for sharing.

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