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Old 08-04-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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These are not really 'Pets', but probably still appropriate for this forum.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:10 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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"When you go into the woods today you're in for a big surprise."

At first I thought, scent marker. Then all four? Still could be scent. A momma bear and her offspring, maybe?

Clearly the other animals, deer and puma got the message. It's the original email - only it's treemail.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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"When you go into the woods today you're in for a big surprise."

At first I thought, scent marker. Then all four? Still could be scent. A momma bear and her offspring, maybe?

Clearly the other animals, deer and puma got the message. It's the original email - only it's treemail.
Anne Murray. You must have little kids.

"Hey Daddy! There's a hippo in the bathtub" is now stuck in my head.

Bears will measure their competition by seeing if they can reach the claw marks that a previous visitor to a tree left. If they can reach them or exceed them, nothing to fear in these woods. If not, better press on.

Also, part of the Ursus Arctos Horriblis condition is that the area of your back that you can't reach is proportionately larger than the same area on a human. Science has proven that 99% of itches occur in the area of your back that you can't reach, so a rough barked tree suitable for back scratching is very popular with bears.
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