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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by JACK, Jul 3, 2012.

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  1. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I get some odd animals walking on the bluff of theriver. Did one of those leave this track/mark?
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  2. Bill Bauer

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    Looks like a mole is in your grass.
    Bill
     
  3. Shooting Jack

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    I agree with Bill. Jackie B.
     
  4. skeeljc

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    Voles?

    Jim Skeel
     
  5. broadwaybill

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    Mole for sure,seems like they are active at least a month early here in Minnesota.I have found a product called Tom Cat that seems to work well on the little critters.

    Fifteen two and a pair is four.

    Bill
     
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    Not sure if it a mole. You would see mounds of dirt pushed up where they surface. It looks like someone left a trail of something maybe from a watering can with chemicals or a sprayer for weeds..

    Doug
     
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    It's the start of a fault line. The tree and that part of the bluff are soon headed for the river.
     
  8. wayneo

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    I think Jim is correct, voles. Moles will leave their tunnels mounded up and escape holes every few yards, they eat worms and grubs. Voles have very shallow tunnels right under the roots of your grass and that what they eat. Your looking at your grass that is dying from the roots being eaten.

    Wayne
     
  9. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Yak. That is a great line... Here is another clue.
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    You will all get it now.
     
  10. bigbore613

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    Glad you were not there at the time. Jeff
     
  11. JACK

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    Jeff. yes you have it figured out. The broken tree hung up in a good tree. Took a real pro to bring it down safely. the biggest problem is the tree wanted to fall in the drive and that was the place the boom truck would set up. He finally set up on the lawn by my house. Here are some more pics
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    Bear in mind these are 125 to 140' trees growing out of a rocky bluff of about 40 degree slope. Trimming branches
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    Here he is attaching ropes around the broken tree and the good tree to secure that it would not fall toward the boom truck. Had the tree actually snapped where it was broken, there was no way to know where it would go.
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    You can see that he had the tree topped. Finally he cuts loose the broken tree form the good tree and it stands on its own even tho it is severely broken and buckled about 15' off the ground.
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    This was my neighbor's tree that locked up into mine. His tree had taken a quite old (by now) lightning strike and it rotted in the center and separated. Then in the 70 mph wind storm we had the tree finally snapped. This broken tree may have had something to do with the mark on the lawn, but that woudl be coincidental. But a clue none-the-less.
     
  12. crusha

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    The saw jockey refueled his saw, and dribbled gas along the ground?
     
  13. timberfaller

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    Tree's are nice to have around, but are at their BEST when they are a Stump!!
     
  14. JACK

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    Lightning hit the ground.
     
  15. JRW

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    I think the lightning hit the tree and followed the roots. Jerry
     
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    I've relieved myself in the yard after a night of drinking my W. VA buddies homemade white lightning and left the very same marks in the yard. Sure you are telling the "whole" truth there Jack?
     
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