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Giant Termites #7021218
10/19/20 09:21 AM
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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021231
10/19/20 09:42 AM
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Is that on a conifer or deciduous tree? I've only seen bears do that on conifers.


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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021253
10/19/20 10:06 AM
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It looks like a hard wood tree to me.


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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021254
10/19/20 10:09 AM
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Beaver seem to use ash trees as markers here. They will occasionally cut them down but never seem to eat any of the bark.

Or you have a hungry porcupine.

Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021260
10/19/20 10:14 AM
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It does appear to be an ash tree. I wonder if the bear is after Emerald Ash Borer larva or other insects in the dying tree?

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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021338
10/19/20 12:42 PM
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I can assure you it is neither a bear nor a porcupine.



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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021464
10/19/20 04:00 PM
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Looks like that tree has been hit before.


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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021486
10/19/20 04:48 PM
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Old and new skidder tire abrasions.


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Re: Giant Termites [Re: bctomcat] #7021516
10/19/20 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by waggler
bears .

Originally Posted by whartonrattrappe
hungry porcupine.

Originally Posted by KeithC
bear

Originally Posted by bctomcat
Old and new skidder tire abrasions.



Seriously ?

It's beavers, multiple years too.


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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021551
10/19/20 06:12 PM
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I do not believe they are serious. lol



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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021557
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small rodents.

Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021607
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Crawdads...

Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021711
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Deer-mites! I've seen deer strip trees like that in Maryland before.


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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021838
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I'm not sayin it's bigfoot, but yeah its bigfoot whistle


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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021845
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Subnivium mice?
It looked like you could see bear teeth marks on the wood below the cambium layer.
Bear do that often on the west coast when they come out of hibernation; eat the cambium layer just below the bark. Don't they do that everywhere?


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Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021878
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Newt Sterling?

Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7021893
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Muskrats or rabbits.

Re: Giant Termites [Re: waggler] #7021921
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Originally Posted by waggler
Don't they do that everywhere?


Everywhere they are I suppose, they aint here though. Not counting the 2 in the zoo that is.



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Re: Giant Termites [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7021991
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Originally Posted by bad karma
Seriously ?

It's beavers, multiple years too.

Originally Posted by whartonrattrappe
Beaver seem to use ash trees as markers here. They will occasionally cut them down but never seem to eat any of the bark.



Seriously?

Multiple years= boundary markers

Re: Giant Termites [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7022098
10/20/20 09:57 AM
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It appears to me that there was some type of larva working under the bark. I have seen in some areas where skunks will tear off the bark to get to the larva. I have also see where a coon will also remove the loose bark to get to a larva.

That is definitely a hardwood tree, possibly ash or even oak.

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