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Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:00 pm
by dieselbeef
yup..we can take grays but not the fox..theyre huge. when you see one stand up in the pasture youre just ..wow..look at the size of that thing...

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:10 pm
by greybeard
Fox squirrels are the most populous squirrel in Texas, and yes, they'll gnaw on anything plastic or wood.
I've had them chew off the end of the plastic tube the corn comes out of on my deer feeders every year and seen their teeth marks on hot fence insulators.
Different species than the Fla variety it appears.

VARIETIES IN TEXAS
According to Phil Goodrum, a noted squirrel biologist, there are three
varieties of fox squirrels which occur in Texas.
The Pineywoods Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger ludovicianus, of eastern
Texas is the largest variety in Texas, weighing an average of 1.7 pounds
and measuring 20 inches from the nose to the tip of the tailbone.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwd ... 0_0028.pdf

We also have what we call 'cat squirrels' here--another fox squirrel species. Little scrawny things.
AFAIK, none are protected.

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:09 pm
by Deepsouth
M-5 wrote: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/


That's very interesting and informative M5. That's very unusual for you.

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:11 pm
by M-5
Deepsouth wrote:
M-5 wrote: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/


That's very interesting and informative M5. That's very unusual for you.


I'm impressed that your comprehension skills have improved in your absence .

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:50 pm
by Caustic Burno
M-5 wrote:
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

Your kidding we are covered up with them. They outnumber cat squirrels two to one, limit is 10 a day.

Image

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 6:09 pm
by M-5
Caustic Burno wrote:
M-5 wrote:
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

Your kidding we are covered up with them. They outnumber cat squirrels two to one, limit is 10 a day.

Image
we got gray squirrels 100 to 1 to fox squirrels

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:52 am
by sim.-ang.king
As for the claw marks...If you were in Texas I would say those are from a Levitating Cougar.

VERY DANGEROUS!!! You should always carry an unloaded shotgun with you while riding your 4-wheeler...and a camera too, not to take pictures or anything, just to have.

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:58 am
by greybeard
Now Sim-ang.king, I'll have you know, that protocol is only mandantory in North Texas

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:28 pm
by sim.-ang.king
greybeard wrote:Now Sim-ang.king, I'll have you know, that protocol is only mandantory in North Texas


Not being a hobby farmer also is mandatory.

Hobby farmers always just blame their problems on coyotes, or dogs, but the Big Timers know it's really levitating cougars. :cowboy:

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:02 am
by hurleyjd
How do you skin a squirrel without getting hair all over the body of the squirrel.

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:30 am
by Caustic Burno
hurleyjd wrote:How do you skin a squirrel without getting hair all over the body of the squirrel.


squirrel skinning device

http://w11.zetaboards.com/Kemmers_Hybri ... 8385076/1/

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:34 am
by M.Magis
hurleyjd wrote:How do you skin a squirrel without getting hair all over the body of the squirrel.

I don't think its possible. But the closest method i know is make a cut through underside of tail base, through anus/tail bone and stop when you see skin. Step on base of tail near that cut and pull up on back legs. There are videos online i assume, but despite what they say some hair still gets on it. Maybe soaking in water first may help, but i've never tried it.

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:43 am
by Caustic Burno
M.Magis wrote:
hurleyjd wrote:How do you skin a squirrel without getting hair all over the body of the squirrel.

I don't think its possible. But the closest method i know is make a cut through underside of tail base, through anus/tail bone and stop when you see skin. Step on base of tail near that cut and pull up on back legs. There are videos online i assume, but despite what they say some hair still gets on it. Maybe soaking in water first may help, but i've never tried it.


Wet is the hardest for me.
The best method I have found is the skinning rack and keep your hands absolutely dry. Along with a very sharp improved muskrat Case. I have a bunch of old towels in the man cave I keep just for the occasion.

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:53 am
by dieselbeef
we have panthers too..but I don't think they levitate...

Re: im thinkin bobcat??

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:54 am
by M.Magis
I've never seen one of those skinng racks. I may have to give one a try.