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Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7754293
12/25/22 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bfisch
Coulter- I have never even seen a live possum in person. Actually kind of want to though.

ak viking & White17- it is coming from pores in the skin or at least that is what it looks like. It could be ice or condensation. The orange is just throwing me off. Doesn't seem to smell at all. Liquid in picture came from his armpit.

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Possibly a Lymphatic drain from an infected porcupine quill. Lymph is usually clear but I had a Fisher once that oozed a yellow liquid from under an armpit (that where some of the bigger lymph glands are) that turned out to be a quill. Use latex gloves when you skin it.

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7754298
12/25/22 02:08 PM
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I'd be interested to see what you find when you skin it!!

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7754329
12/25/22 02:58 PM
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A quill is certainly a possibility with wolverine. Sort of unusual to find one that DOESN'T have a couple


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Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7755813
12/27/22 04:30 PM
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All skinned and fleshed. The hide doesn't show anything unusually. One scar like mark on his back and made for shorter fur in that quarter sized area. Weird liquid that came from where his legs met his body. Could be from being really cold and then thawing (condensation as was mentioned) Otherwise, seemed harmless (wore gloves anyway). Thanks!

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7756794
12/28/22 08:16 PM
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Thatís awesome. Such a cool animal. Glad the cable held.

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7757832
12/30/22 01:10 AM
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Wow! I feel I'm lucky if I have a mink stumble into one of my rat sets and here you are catching a wolverine in a fox snare. Congrats on the pretty fur!

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7788838
02/02/23 02:12 AM
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Had another interesting one the other day. I had a pee post set out in the open along my snow machine trail. Small willows a little ways off the trail but nothing solid to chain off to so I had a 7 foot long 4 inch diameter green birch for a drag. The set connected and the wolf stayed on the trail for about a half mile before exiting and getting tangled up. He left the trail and went straight to a lynx cubbie and caught his other front foot in there.

That's a first for me.

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Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7788840
02/02/23 02:14 AM
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Nice catch! Boy that had to slow that wolf down! Couldnít imagine having both front feet held up like that.

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7788924
02/02/23 08:39 AM
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Wow! Can honestly say I have never had a critter do that! Congrats on the catch and hope there are a few more for you! You makin it to the fling this year?

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7789377
02/02/23 07:27 PM
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Cool! He must have been in a bad state of mind to hit a cat set.

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7789651
02/03/23 02:24 AM
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Thanks! He was coming to a dead end as far as the trail goes and that way I guess.

Most likely no fling or auction for me this year. I have to many other commitments around the same time. Hope you all have a blast!

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7790215
02/03/23 05:54 PM
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The wolverine I caught last year had something similar, when i skinned it i found a giant cyst/rotting(?) spot it clearly had been living with for quite a while. Id say atleast a quart of the worst smelling green stuff oozed out of it as well. Looked like it had had a wolf snare around its waist that slowly work its way off. The wolverine also had a cuff mark im guessing from a wolf trap on its wrist, which is interesting as no one trapped near me (15+ miles away). [Linked Image]
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Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7790391
02/03/23 09:08 PM
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I caught a wolverine a few years ago that had two terrible wounds. One fresh, in it's cheek. The other in it's forehead. The forehead wound was badly infected, and smelled like it.
He must have been an ornery animal, as his face was covered in scars.
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Made it almost 3 years without censor!

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7790427
02/03/23 09:53 PM
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Wolverine remind me of bears. Always finding them with scars and a lot of them have skull damage of one sort or another. Both are tough animals!

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7790530
02/04/23 12:50 AM
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I have had some torn open, normally later season caught. I figured it to be due to a rough dispersal. Wonder if the moms kick their butts to get them to leave their company.
Quills from porcupine are very common. One wolverine stands out in memory. It literally had hundreds of quills in its sides and back. He had clearly rolled on a quill pig.
Pockets of foul smelling puss appear in various areas on a few as they are skinned. They scrape out with no hair slip that I have seen.
Gross stuff. Gulo live rough lives.


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Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: bfisch] #7791386
02/04/23 11:54 PM
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No pic of the wolf, bfisch?
I caught a small female wolverine in a conifer box, years ago. Had her hanging upside down as I was skinning her. Came to a really tight spot as I was trying to get the hide over the shoulders. Wouldn't budge and ended up ripping the hide. Once I finally got the hide over the shoulders it was apparent the animal had been caught in a snare in the past. The cable was gone, but that seemed the likely explanation for the tight area of the skin. The flesh under the hide was also scarred. Tough critters.

Re: Didn't Mean to do That. . . [Re: martentrapper] #7791404
02/05/23 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
No pic of the wolf, bfisch?


It was an ugly folicular displasia one.

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