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im thinkin bobcat??

Postby dieselbeef » Wed May 17, 2017 6:36 am

new scratching on a post out back
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby M.Magis » Wed May 17, 2017 7:00 am

Could be, but I don't think they are. They'd likely be a lot deeper, and vertical, if it was a scratching post. They'd also be more spread apart. I get scratches on posts here that look just like that, and surprisingly enough it's usually squirrels.

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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby greybeard » Thu May 18, 2017 12:11 pm

Looking at all 3 pics, whatever it is, there is more than one because of the spaces between the individual claw marks. Some of the marks are close together--others farther apart.
Different ages of the animals in question.

I do not think it's bobcat.
Doesn't take much to make marks on a weathered post. It could even be birds of some kind--or something after birds that may perch on the horizontal post in that H. Is that white stuff in the first picture bird poop?
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby dieselbeef » Thu May 18, 2017 12:17 pm

not poop..but those marks are spread apart kinda far to be a claw..i mean I think it was a pretty big paw/claw

idk..game cam be up near there this weekend...
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby warped04 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:20 pm

I'm curious to see the game cam, you don't think that's too tall for a bobcat?

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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby callmefence » Thu May 18, 2017 12:22 pm

I think magis nailed it. It's squirrels.
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby Son of Butch » Thu May 18, 2017 12:29 pm

A little sandpaper and those scratches will come right out... some people are soo finicky :)

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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby greybeard » Thu May 18, 2017 12:33 pm

A game cam will answer the question, but don't leave it there too long. If it's squirrels, they'll chew it up. :lol2: :lol2:
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby dieselbeef » Thu May 18, 2017 12:37 pm

geez really. squirrels eat my cam? we got fox squirrels. theyre huge..like 2 ft tall without the tail
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby dieselbeef » Thu May 18, 2017 12:39 pm

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=fl ... &FORM=IGRE

these are big..twice the size of a gray

http://youtu.be/wgXxA4gzpHU

guess it could be this
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby M-5 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:46 pm

dieselbeef wrote:https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=florida+fox+squirrel+pictures&qpvt=florida+fox+squirrel+pictures&qpvt=florida+fox+squirrel+pictures&qpvt=florida+fox+squirrel+pictures&FORM=IGRE

these are big..twice the size of a gray

http://youtu.be/wgXxA4gzpHU

guess it could be this


and very illegal to kill
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby talltimber » Thu May 18, 2017 1:00 pm

A squirrel is illegal to kill??
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby M-5 » Thu May 18, 2017 1:15 pm

talltimber wrote:A squirrel is illegal to kill??




FOX squirrels yes , We hunted them as kids when they were legal but they are endangered now
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby talltimber » Thu May 18, 2017 1:22 pm

Never heard of such

You wanna kill some more, just for old times sake, come on up
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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Postby M-5 » Thu May 18, 2017 1:29 pm

Habitat:


The fox squirrel may be found throughout Florida in open woods, pine and cypress stands, and mangrove swamps, but they are protected from hunting throughout the state. Of the four subspecies found in Florida, two are listed as protected species. Sherman's Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger shermani, a species of special concern, is found in the open piney woods of central and Northeastern Florida. The Big Cypress Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger avicennia, a threatened species is found from the Everglades region, in Lee county, to the southern part of Dade county. Fox squirrels in the western panhandle belong to a less vulnerable, more widespread subspecies.

http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profi ... -squirrel/
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