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Flash Gordon
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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 12:54 pm 
One of the more interesting things I have found on a hike.  And the grossest!
Ever seen anything like this?
What animal do you think did this?


There are all kinds of guts and entrails in that...   Icky.



This was along the old logging road from Granite Falls up to Spada Lake.  I call it the "Road to Nowhere" because it is seriously washed out 8 miles in...
This area is riff with Mountain Lions, this part of the road seems like their litter box.  Mountain Lion scat all over the place...
So, Trichobezoar is my guess.

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 1:02 pm 
Looks like it has some kind of mold or growth on it from being there a bit?

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 1:12 pm 
I don't think so.
Maybe.
I thought it looked pretty fresh.
But it was pouring rain....
Maybe it came from a fox?

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 1:46 pm 
I once ran across undigested raw bacon laying in the middle of a trail. Later that day, a hiker said he left a package of bacon out while he was packing his gear, and when he turned around, it was gone. My guess was that a critter grabbed it, wolfed it down, and a little later upchucked it. Perhaps this was some regurgitation of some sort.

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 1:53 pm 
My dog is a certified bacon thief

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 1:55 pm 
Maybe it was leftover from Thanksgiving from one of your dogs?

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 2:39 pm 
Maybe it started out being something like this from November 12

Someone gutted a deer and left the entrails right next to the road at Garfield wash. Yuk :-(
Someone gutted a deer and left the entrails right next to the road at Garfield wash. Yuk :-(

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 2:46 pm 
Oh, I have a picture of that from November 9... was much redder.

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 3:11 pm 
I'm guessing that came out of the south end of a northbound osprey.  gag.gif

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 3:36 pm 
was that around back behind the Blue Moon?   eck.gif

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 5:58 pm 
I’ve seen charts to help ID animal footprints and scat, but never vomit. Contents if identifiable might narrow it down. Gack!   gag.gif

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PostTue Nov 30, 2021 6:13 pm 
Kind of similar to the osprey.  Vultures will unload from the front end when having to launch in a hurry.  A friend witnessed that happening and said the smell was pretty disgusting.

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PostThu Dec 02, 2021 11:43 am 
That is a deer 'gut pile'. In pix, note the single Maple leaf in lower tight corner, that leaf os about 6" across !  Surely did not pass thru Osprey. Gut pile is about size of 'two gallon bucket' load.

crappy hunter did that, poorly.

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PostThu Dec 02, 2021 12:08 pm 
Doesn't look like the typical gut pile to me.  But it is hard to tell from a photo.  Also, the coyotes and crows usually take care of the tender stuff pretty quickly.

Saw legs and hide left along the road yesterday and managed to keep my demon dog out of it.

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PostThu Dec 02, 2021 1:23 pm 
mtnresqr wrote:
note the single Maple leaf in lower tight corner

We were trying to figure out the white ick in FG's video, not Puzzlr's image with the maple leaf.  wink.gif

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