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Old 07-17-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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There are no free-range giraffes in Canada. Yet I found my only cherry tree eaten at the 7-8 foot level, which could suggest a dinosaur height, too (too high for deer). Not only the cherries, the branches were gnawed on and leafless, and many eaten branches broken off laying on the ground.

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Old 07-17-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: rain city
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Elk? Are you out in the country?

Elk get big.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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Moose? Bear? Big Foot?
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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We are in the country, but a very salty and wet country,,, Theoretically, we have bears and moose... Never saw moose or elks... You have to go into deep wild woods to hunt for them, they are not coming out to the human places... Besides, they have plenty of grass and leaves in the nature...

A bear is sighted in spring, by now they are less hungry and don't bother people... My garden beside the cherry tree is untouched, and with a bear I would expect at least some tracks, something turned upside down in the garden.

Raccoons can theoretically climb trees, but I would think they'd cherry-pick the berries and wouldn't gnaw on the leaves/branches...

So taking everything into account, the local opinion is still deers... When they stand on their hind legs, they can reach that high. And of course they make a mess of branches and chewed leaves.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I'm thinking it's a moose as well.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:10 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Deer will balance on their hind legs to feed off low hanging branches




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Old 07-19-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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Can you post a photo of the damage? What type of cherry is it specifically?
Did you look at the tree up close and the bark and see anything unusual?
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:53 AM
 
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I'm also betting deer stood up on their hind legs and did it.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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There are no free-range giraffes in Canada. Yet I found my only cherry tree eaten at the 7-8 foot level, which could suggest a dinosaur height, too (too high for deer). Not only the cherries, the branches were gnawed on and leafless, and many eaten branches broken off laying on the ground.
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