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Forensic Guessing

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Looks like we have some competition in the wood chipping department.

Analysis of the evidence by amateurs came up with guesses like porcupine, or woodchuck, or possum. What animal would have spent so much time shredding the bark of this downed tree overnight?

Would you guess that it might have been a bear?

That’s the opinion Cyndie received from the person teaching her Master Gardener classes.

Must have been a good collection of insects beneath that bark to keep the animal’s attention engaged. Or maybe just shorter days and longer nights are triggering the urge to gorge zealously on any possible morsels of protein.

Logic indicates the days of warm temperatures are running out. It won’t be long and the only bugs to be found will be frozen “insect-icles.”



Written by johnwhays

November 10, 2021 at 7:00 am