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Sawmill menagerie.
« on: May 27, 2019, 08:56:34 PM »
All kinds of critters at the sawmill when I'm not there. 
















I've seen a bear in person, and bear tracks in the sawdust. Never would have expected to see a bobcat. 
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 09:01:41 PM »
I had a red fox try to take one of my chickens right next to the sawmill yesterday.  Trap is set tonight.
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 09:56:59 PM »
game camera on the sawmill is a great idea. thanks!
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 09:58:46 PM »
   I had an old doe with a fawn come bed down about 30 yards from me last summer one day while I was sawing.
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 10:42:49 PM »
I like the color of that bear, Im pretty sure Id invite him over for dinner 😁
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 10:59:50 PM »
Lotsa critters in Massachusetts. I have bear poop often.....Im gonna get one of them cameras....Thanks for the pics and the idea...
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2019, 11:35:08 PM »
That's cool! 👍
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 03:24:35 AM »
Nice Pics, Dave.
I see a lot of tracks around here too. Unfortunately, most of them are from critters that are similar to that orange one in the last pic. When's hunting season for them?
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2019, 05:09:08 AM »
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The bobcats are back big time
They are all around my place
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2019, 05:13:16 AM »
Nice pictures!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2019, 06:31:46 AM »
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2019, 07:08:14 AM »
Nice pics! I wouldn't want to meet up with the bobcat unarmed! I don't trust cats, We had a house cat that would let me pet it for a while then maul my hand. I developed trust issues!
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2019, 07:51:58 AM »
I also keep a few game cams around my sawmill yard.  The yard is about three miles from the house, so it's nice to know what sort of traffic we get.  Fortunately the people around here are pretty good and we don't lose anything (pretty small place - everyone knows everyone...).  We have had house cats, dogs, raccoons, lynx (no bobcats here), bears, moose, people, marten, flying squirrels, and the neighbours from about 1/2 mile away, who walk in for exercise and check our place for us regularly .... great people!!

I have one really good camera (Reconix) that I use when I absolutely have to get a picture and it gets placed with a Python lock cable.  Then I have four more cheapos that I buy when they go on sale in pairs.  The Reconix was $700 or $800, but the cheapos I buy on sale for less then $75 each (Canadian dollars).  The cheap ones last a couple of years in the bush.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2019, 06:28:00 PM »
Game cams also double as theft/vandal insurance!
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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2019, 08:58:18 PM »
Lost 14 chickens Friday night due to a raccoon my coops like fort Knox but when you forget to plug fence in whoops.  Set a bunch of traps and got him next night. I've had bobcat,fishers,Fox and bears on trail cam around house and coop

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Re: Sawmill menagerie.
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2019, 09:26:25 PM »
I'd like to see a fisher on my camera. I've seen them in the wild a couple of times. 
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2019, 10:39:57 PM »
Trapping buddy years back got a Fisher in a leaning pole set with a 220 conibear. Got the cat out of the trap and flipped it into his pack basket. Maybe 5 minutes later I see claws and eyes looking back at me as the black head pokes above the rim, I had enough composure to point and make some strange noises as Dave managed to dump both arms out of the pack and levitate about 10' away with one step.   The basket hit the snow and the cat shot out like a rocket.  Tough does not describe them.
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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2019, 10:49:45 PM »
Anything in the weasel family is just plain mean.
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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2019, 11:25:30 PM »
This is the front lobby today at the school where my aunt is the secretary.
Mind you, bears are just beginning to be a thing around here.  Weve had increased sightings over the last 3 or 4 years.  This one was tranquilized and released in rural jefferson county.  Guess where I live.


 
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2019, 11:55:28 PM »
He just wantd to be smarter than your average bear.
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