This afternoon I went out to do a little field research.I found a small sappling cedar tree with all the bark stripped off of one side from top to bottom. At first I thought it was a rub until I got closer to it, also it struck me as odd for a deer to make a rub at this time of the year. When I got up to the tree I saw that there was no limbs broke off and that there were no cut or scratches into the wood like a deer rub. This was done recently because there was still fresh sap. Also the bark shavings were not there on the ground or anywhere. Then I looked a little more and noticed about six trees like that. Some of the trees had the bark stripped off a while back, you could tell it was old. All the same as the first. The area that I found this is along the edge of the river. About 10yrds up the ridge with the river below. I could still see the river from where I was. I went to take a picture but the memory card was full, so I bent down to delete a couple of pictures. WHile I was bent down I heard a large splash. I look back and saw the water splash up from whatever it was. It was like a rock being thrown into the river, Note NOT A beaver. Ihave spent much time on many rivers and know what a beaver popping its tail sounds like. I heard a vocal in that area before. I beleive it was like what timber calls a rock concert. I had this happen to me on another river nearby where large rocks were thrown off a bluff into the river. So I finished getting the pic and got the heck out. It was almost dark and I was by myself with only my 12ga loaded with 7 1/2. Left the buck shot in the truck. (not to bright) Any way I was in no mood for a bf confrontation. Any idea as to what did that to the trees? Not sure bf did it.
Posted on Jan 6, 2004, 7:39 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199