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Had a visitor
« on: May 17, 2016, 10:36:52 pm »
I have a sow and cub hanging around for the last few days. She had tried to get to my bees.

 

  

  

  

  

 

The marks are about 6˝' off the ground. I put more screws in the wood where she was pulling on. The other day she was in the green house. :D :D By the time I got the kodak she was gone.
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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 10:53:21 pm »
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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 11:30:02 pm »
     I like bears. The older I get, the more I just enjoy watching critters and letting them be. When I was younger I was always looking for a reason to hunt and shoot everything. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 05:36:35 am »
I've been having one of them come to my bird feeders. Well only bird feeder now,I only have one.  The bear smashed the other one. I've been bringing the feeder in each night.
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 06:22:32 am »
Nice "Bee Shed" Pete, I like it.   ;)
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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2016, 10:30:20 am »
   I am glad we only have to worry about the skunks down here (and Veroa mite, and Small hive beetle). Hopefully she will not get to them. Do yall paint your hives up there?
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2016, 07:57:34 pm »
S S S  I have never had any trouble losing chickens in 5 years  :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X ;D :)

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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2016, 08:58:42 pm »
    Do yall paint your hives up there?



Some do, I don't, The wt supper is an old one.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2016, 09:13:23 pm »
Peter, do your bees stay in that cage?
Do you have to bring them food and water?  :D
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2016, 09:20:14 pm »
I wouldn't dare keep something like that around. My She-Bear would have me locked in it, all the time.  ;D
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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2016, 06:13:29 pm »
I had a visitor, too. Yes, I still had a birdfeeder out. It's 20 feet off the ground and I blocked off the porch stairs but I guess bears really do have a keen nose because it finally left when I put the feeder indoors and started my diesel truck.
Throwing rocks and milk crates and yelling 'bad bear' hadn't worked  :D
I even fired a round from my 380 in another direction…hurt my ears !
Wish I'd gotten a picture of it falling out of the hemlock tree which made quite a racket since there is still metal porkypine guards on that tree !!

 

  

  

 
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2016, 07:06:10 pm »
I think you need those air horns in a small can but I'd they want birdseed then they get birdseed
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2016, 09:47:07 pm »
Nice pic, The first one with the face [who me, your talking to me] look  :D :D :D
My feeders are out too , 6' from the ground. I'm sitting here with the window open and I can hear 3 of them hooting back and forth.

 

 


Ann and I just love the wildlife in the yard. We even had a woodchuck running around the yard today Trying to hide behind a dandelion.  :D :D :D
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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2016, 11:02:49 pm »
Save the Bees!

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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2016, 06:15:04 pm »
We just had one of them pass through the state, its been years....I having trouble remembering when I saw the last bear sighting reported.
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2016, 09:46:05 pm »
Great bear and owl pictures!
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2016, 05:35:48 am »
Nice owl picture. Looks like it's on a shepherd's hook? Probably close to the house.
I don't hear or see many owls. Last one I saw must of been 20 years ago. I was showing Brenda the property lines and one kept landing and flying in front of us.
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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2016, 06:51:33 am »
It was Cfarm, We have a bunch here I think it's because Ann and I feed so many things It's good eating for a lot of animals here.  :D :D :D  They do keep each other in check so no one animal get's to many ahead if you know what I mean.
Like the woodchuck Mr Fox will find him, And maybe I can get a pic of Mr Fox.


Ann is getting a lot better , How are you and your honey doing? 
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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2016, 06:58:43 am »
Glad to hear Ann is doing better.  ;D
Brenda is doing fine. As long as she don't rototill the whole garden in one day.  ::) She thinks she can go from 0 to 50mph all at once. Than she fell a couple times. One real bad one. You know,the one where there is nothing but air around you and you are straight out and than the ground catches up with ya.  :o
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2016, 09:46:58 pm »
Brenda needs to slow down some.   ;) But, with the nice weather I can't blame her. smiley_sun
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« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2016, 07:42:01 pm »
I was looking out the window and saw this little guy. 

 

 

So I went out with some bread and we had a talk. ;D

 

  

 
But he did not want to.
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Said he'll be back later.  :D :D :D He was small, maybe 40lb.

 

 
He did have some bread before he left. I KNOW DON'T FEED THE BEARS. ;)
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2016, 08:00:31 pm »
So cute ! Look at those eyebrows  :D

"My" bear was passing thru my yard the other morning but didn't want to talk either .
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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2016, 05:48:50 am »
I got up this morning and saw the same thing at my feeder. I woke  Brenda up and told her to grab her phone. The bear was scratching at the ground getting the bird seed. It did that for about 15 minutes. Than it reached up and knocked the feeder down. That was enough of that. The fun and games was over. I opened the door and said,That's enough. It obeyed me,  :D and took off running.
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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2016, 07:46:59 am »
I opened the door and said,That's enough. It obeyed me,  :D and took off running.



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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2016, 08:28:12 pm »
While I was milling today I got a pic of a baby.

 

 
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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2016, 10:50:40 pm »
Put that bear a bowl of Windshield Grits out in the yard.  :D
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« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2016, 05:53:55 am »
Nice owl picture. Looks like it's on a shepherd's hook? Probably close to the house.
I don't hear or see many owls. Last one I saw must of been 20 years ago. I was showing Brenda the property lines and one kept landing and flying in front of us.

I have a nesting pair in a big Red Oak tree in front of my house. I have a street light in the backyard and I see them hunting at night under the light. I will try to get some pictures.

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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2016, 06:04:13 am »
Put that bear a bowl of Windshield Grits out in the yard.  :D


He likes sunflower seeds with honey on them. ;D








I have a nesting pair. I will try to get some pictures.



I would like to see them.
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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2016, 09:41:29 pm »
I had to save the bear from my siamese cat.  :D :D :D

 

  

  

 

I'm yelling at the cat to let BoBo be, In the last pic the cat was coming, but turned and ran right up to the bear. I'm thinking the bear will get the cat :D :D I had to walk up to pick up the cat to get the thing away from the bear. I got within 3' of the bear and he did not move. :o
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« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2016, 09:49:48 pm »
More friends

 

 
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« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2017, 06:23:07 am »
The bear is back. Well I knew it was. More than a month ago it took down the suet feeder. I brought them inside each night for a few weeks. All was well. Saw someone that lives about a mile away and the bear was there too. Last night the dog got me up just a barking. I turned the outside light on and saw a shadow under the feeder. The shadow never moved.With no glasses on I could not tell what it was. Only being awake for about 30 seconds,was not thinking, I thought,did I leave the tractor out? So I opened the door and the shadow moved and took off. :D  I decided I better bring the feeders inside,so if the shadow comes back,it won't wreck the feeders. I head back to the bedroom to get my glasses,need to see something when I go out. ;D I tell Brenda about the shadow and go back outside. I open the door and never looked at all. The shadow was back!!! It took off again. I brought the feeders inside and went back to sleep.
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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2017, 10:13:19 pm »
And that's all it takes to have the shadow go away cfarm,  ;) good job. 8)
   

 
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« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2017, 11:15:36 pm »
That bruin has that tough guy grin on him.
Probably thinking: ' Yup, got that feeder full of honey and seed - AGAIN!'
And, he looks a lot smarter than Yogi.  ;)
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« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2017, 06:16:50 am »
He was a good Bear.

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« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2017, 08:00:43 am »
Had one visit here a couple of weeks ago, ripped the bird-feeder box right off the side of the house!   :rifle:

So far, it hasn't been back, had a game cam out there for a week after the fact!
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« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2017, 02:08:01 pm »
Had one visit here a couple of weeks ago, ripped the bird-feeder box right off the side of the house!   




What did you think Yogi would do with food on the side of your house. :D :D ;)
Maybe an old one with dementia and can't find your house again, Is why he not back.
 :D :D ;) just kidding.
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« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2017, 10:41:19 pm »
I knew it was a bear, because the brackets the feeder was on was pretty solid and the screws were ripped right out of the side of the house.

The feeder was/is about 6 feet above the ground and there's no way coons could get to it!
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« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2017, 07:21:52 am »
The bear is back. This time when Pumpkin started parking at 2 am,I put my glasses on. Could not see what was wrong,everything was intact. I looked out this morning and the suet feeder is on the ground. It was the one it wrecked the last time,so I can just wire it back up. Back to bringing the feeders in for a few weeks.
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« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2017, 07:49:12 am »
thecfarm, are you the guy who ran faster than a couple of bears?  Saw something in the news about some guy doing his run and he outran 2 bears.
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« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2017, 04:42:35 pm »
I had a visitor the other day too, Charles the Timber Rattler


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« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2017, 06:13:37 pm »
Glad we don't have them up here, at least I've never seen one!

We have several nonvenomous species of snakes here, and that's enough!
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This was the 4th or 5th rattler I've seen by the sawmill in the past 2 years.  Charles is just a small guy with a big heart lol
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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #43 on: July 09, 2017, 08:15:48 pm »
Not really.  Very musky, you smell it when you bring it up to your mouth on the fork.  Smells almost as bad as goat.
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« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2017, 08:18:45 pm »
Then alligator tastes like Chicken
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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #45 on: July 09, 2017, 08:51:59 pm »
This was the 4th or 5th rattler I've seen by the sawmill in the past 2 years.  Charles is just a small guy with a big heart lol
if you have snakes up there count me out for a visit  :)

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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #46 on: July 09, 2017, 08:54:07 pm »
I'm no runner,but I might turn into one if I was scared enough.
We also have a small platform feeder,which I did not notice,is bent at a sharp angle,should be flat.That is kinda a problem,because that one is bolted to a post,kinda hard to remove at night. But I might have to put it on a pipe so I can bring it in at night.
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« Reply #47 on: July 09, 2017, 09:14:14 pm »
cfarm  SSS  :D ;D

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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2017, 09:57:57 pm »
This was the 4th or 5th rattler I've seen by the sawmill in the past 2 years.  Charles is just a small guy with a big heart :D
if you have snakes up there count me out for a visit  :)


C'mon I thought you was a big bad logger!!   ;D




Here's a black rat snake that hung around the mill for days kept popping up out of nowhere.  I coaxed him into the main rail of the sawmill to help get rid of mice.





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« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2017, 06:33:35 am »
I am a big bad logger but when it comes to snakes  I'm worse than a little school girl  :laugh: and proud of it   :D :D I have never seen a rattle snake in the woods and don't want to   i have worked in areas where they could be and told the lo if I see one ill be back when its 20 below  :)

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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2017, 07:40:23 am »
This is the biggest canebrake rattler (also called timber rattler) that I have encountered.  This one could put a hurting on you.  This visitor is not welcome.

 

 
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« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2017, 12:44:15 pm »
if I seen that I don't think I could run I would have to much weight in my pants  :D the only thing I could hope for is the smell would kill it  8) 8)

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« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2017, 10:18:05 pm »
if I seen that I don't think I could run I would have to much weight in my pants  :D the only thing I could hope for is the smell would kill it  8) 8)
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« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2017, 08:05:23 pm »
 :D :D :D  coxy!!




That's good stuff.




WDH I wonder if yours has any relation to the yellowish one I posted.  I see the yellowish ones almost as much as the mainly black ones...not sure what the deal is.  My neighbor swears that one is diamondback and one is timber, but I also thought that there weren't any diamondback up here just timber rattlers. 


We are getting alot of kangaroos around here too they are becoming a problem.


Here's a video of me jacking ones jaw:





and here's one at my neighbors house:





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« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2017, 08:41:42 pm »
I was always told the yellowish ones where females  :-\

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« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2017, 05:43:36 am »
Makes sense, I've never picked one up and checked it's undercarriage but I remember back in the boy scout days they taught us that males have two schmeckles :D
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« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2017, 06:12:57 am »
WDH, you eat snakes??
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« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2017, 07:18:03 am »
I have eaten rattlesnake on several occasions.  Not a preferred food. 
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« Reply #58 on: August 22, 2017, 11:12:06 pm »
Haven't seen a snake worth worrying about, ever.
Those Southern critters give me the willies!
Good thing I'm this far North.
I'll take the risk of being turned into till via a really fast glacier.
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Re: Had a visitor
« Reply #59 on: August 23, 2017, 07:41:13 am »
Snakes don't like glaciation.
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