a reply to: Hedbangking83
Dont know about the whole bobcat thing. We have one around here, killed about 4 ducks and 6 chickens this past year, never heard it cry out at
night, or knew what they sounded like, I have heard cyotes and there loud but not that loud.
Went online to hear one just now, and ya, it is not that scary sounding or sounds anything like a small animal crying out, it would be freaky to hear
at night, but not overly alarming, does not have the base or screech that a bigger animal would have.
But the rest that you described, is a bit suspicious, the whole marking its territory with feces, and pissing on your tents, especially the bending
the tent poles and such. Could be a bear, but bears don't bother, also most bears don't just wonder around at night willy nilly, contrary to popular
believe, not that many bears out for a midnight snack is what i am saying, some of the bigger ones ya, brown bears, but were talking Alaska here, and
mostly when they cant keep up there regular uptake of food only to keep them going, there is a what a few hundred pound difference between a brown
bear and a black bear. Basically black bears dont eat as much, and they do there wondering mostly at day.
The stink is typical of big foots, but all wild animals smell, or at least the ones in that part of the neck of your woods the skunk apes are known
to be stinky buggers and mean, territorial to, or you know so the stories go.
Ah who knows, about 6 months ago, saw a deer in the back yard. It was just chilling out there, for I think 3 days straight, it would come down eat
some of the vegetables in a small garden and chew on the tree leaves, then go back in the bushes disappear and come back the next day.
Even took some pics and vids of it, at one point I tried to get closer to it then it went into the bushes, and dropped down down there in the bushes,
pretty smart, it thought I did not see it, but saw the tip of its antlers sticking out. But if I was just walking by, and not aware of were it hid,
I would never see it if it just stood still, even though I was literally 10 feet from it.
Then after 3 days it was gone, and the next day, was building and cutting some things for the deck with the power saw. When I heard a big noise in
the same area, don't know what it was, could have been a bear, probably tracking the deer, or maybe even one of the neighbors for some odd reason
messing around and going through the woods in our back yard, but whatever it was, it was big, pushing the little skinny pines and plowing through the
bushes like nothing, and making a heck of a lot of noise.
Lets just say you would have to make that much noise intentional, even I would not make that much noise, and I would have a hard time shaking those
little pines even if I ran shoulder first into one, and the deer that was around some days ago, that thing made no noise. So whatever it was, or
whoever, it wanted to be heard, or just didn't give a #, because it was loud and sounded like it was crashing through the bushes chucking things aside
with a stick or something.
This is all in Washington all the pines are literally feet from each other and bushes everywhere cant see 15 feet in front of you, so who knows. I
kind of just went to check it out, but the noise stopped when I was getting near it, got a weird felling, but I also had a schedule to keep in my
little construction project, whatever or whoever the hell was messing around out there, didn't care to much to bother with it.
Anyways what I am saying is, all kinds of weird # out in the woods, who knows what it can be, most times its just not worth bothering or knowing.
Weird # comes, weird # goes, and probably it could just be a mundane everyday thing like a bear or bobcat. Or who knows, in certain situations, the
mind fills in the gaps as they say.