Talking about that Tiny Bear.
Mike said he never saw so many lice. When he started
cutting at the neck they were crawling everywhere. He
has never sprayed (with Raid) any animal Twice. This
bear needed a second spraying. A large flat (underfed)
Tic walked across the floor. Mike hit the Tic with a hammer.
This must be a Bear record of some kind. Is there an
award for the Flip - Side to the "Boone and Crockett"
rankings? The "FleaBag and Crumbie" rankings. This guy
would be right up there. I can submit the video evidence
to any governing body?
While trying to stretch the "Bear Story" a bit. I said we
had to shoot him 5 times. No Mike said 7. The tree took
the first 5 and the last 2 were delivered at close close
range. Combine that shooting with the Spruce Hen shoot-out
and Mike might just qualify for another "FleaBag & Crumbie"?
I'll repost the Spruce Hen Shoot-Out shortly for those that
haven't seen it. It gets everybody laughing. Nobody gets
hurt in these clips. The 3 spruce hen eventually walk into
the bush when Mike is reloading. I didn't shoot it all *&@
but I got most of it.
Getting back to the current TrapLine stuff.
Things are starting to slow down Martin wise.
(Wolf and Coyote will be the next target)
Mike was talking of setting up a couple snare poles
on those large Squirrel Dens we videoed.
(they are on YouTube.com Search for: SpectateSwamp)
Then "more by this user" I have 15 posted so far.
He says only the Alpha Male is well endowed testicle
wise. The others seem to have much smaller ones and
he has his own explanation for that. Anyway they will
be lined up like fence posts when we collect them.
I'll follow up with the skinning video evidence.
Have any of you noticed similar oddities?
Neither Mike or John are on the Internet. I do pass on positive
comments and forget the rest real fast.
Mike and John went to drop off the pelts yesterday.
They had never seen so many boxes full of skins.
A couple other trappers said the same thing.
There was a big wind here last night and we ran
across quite a few blown down trees. There was no
animals in the Boxes we could get to. We gave up
after comming across a BIG tree. A cow and calf
moose on the way back. There was 3 or more inches
of fresh snow as we were going out. Making the
roads even more interesting.
2 Lynx, 1 Mink, 5 or 6 Weasel, 2 Red Squirrel and 1 Flying S
2 Lynx, 1 Mink, 5 or 6 Weasel, 2 Red Squirrel and 1 Flying Squirrel
Some of the roads were plowed out. Others had traffic before
us and about 1/3 was just Us on the Road. Nice sunny day with
a Mink. Mike has only caught 1 other in his Martin Boxes. There
are usually a pair.
We go out again tomorrow. The roads have lots of snow and
breaking fresh trail. And resetting the snares. Takes more
time, when there has been another dump of 6 or 7 inches.
All the boxes and Lynx sets need attention or most anyway.
The track are all fresh and Mike is moving a few Weasel
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