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Re: A Bark Eating Animal/Rodent
« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2017, 04:45:07 AM »
I've seen red squirrels debark small patches in spring time on hard maple and come back to it to lick the sap. Right now I have a porcupine though, that is mostly targeting hard maple and stripping the main stems. He is also in the larch and also a fir here and there. He completely girdled a 20" yellow birch. He's got to go I'm afraid. I have been trying to locate his den with him in it. ;D

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Re: A Bark Eating Animal/Rodent
« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2017, 07:10:37 AM »
Michigander53, I've never seen anything like that, and wouldn't have believed it without the photo.   :o
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Re: A Bark Eating Animal/Rodent
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2017, 10:02:00 AM »
Nothing to gauge it's size,but looks big next to a Maine gray squirrel. I think a grey one in no longer than a foot.And saying that,the ones around here are always on the back side of a tree.
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« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2017, 07:19:42 PM »
the chips on the ground are way to big for a squirrel I would put money on a pork pine

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Re: A Bark Eating Animal/Rodent
« Reply #64 on: March 24, 2017, 07:58:15 AM »
This is reminding me of a topic from long ago called "Making Paper" < LINK  where on first observation, one would think the sap suckers flying in and out had pecked up a tree very bad, but until you actually new the truth, that it was wasps harvesting bark and the sapsucker visits incidental.   I'm betting the squirrel was the secondary visitor, just like the sapsuckers in the aforementioned topic. There are definitely porkies in the Frankenmuth area.  If you have woods in Michigan, it is possible of not likely you have porcupines.

I still clearly remember the day Mr. Tom and I discovered this going on and I got in there to document it. The section of tree is now in my little cabin in the back yard.








 
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« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2017, 01:42:18 PM »
jeff did you ever find the nest

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« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2017, 09:44:54 PM »
Not as I recall.
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Re: A Bark Eating Animal/Rodent
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2017, 10:13:31 AM »
Dead gum that feller is hungry, or that is a mighty sweet tree.   Might want to put a trail cam. on that and post it. 

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« Reply #68 on: January 01, 2018, 05:08:10 PM »
    I found this on You Tube about a squirrel stripping a tree!


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