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An interesting find this morning

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As I was walking through the woods this morning in pursuit of a deer, I stumbled upon this object. It appears to be a claw...but of what origin is what I am pondering... :-/. I found it embeded between 2 large size granite rocks. I was hunting an area known for coyotes, as they have recently taken the life of a 700 pound cow, also a few deer, and many turkeys. I matched it up to the claw from a 200 pound bear of my dad's....the claw I found is longer, and not as arched. It also seems that it is built for what seems like attacking purposes. I have never seen anything like this...I am sure it is not from a bear. I believe it is retractable, because of the way it is built...bears don't have retractable claws...only members of the feline family...such as mountain lions and bobcats. The specs are 2 inches from tip of point to the back, over 3/8 of an inch from under side to upper side, and 3/16 inch thick.

All I can say is.....this is no ordinary house cat.

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badger

I am not aware of them living up here....is there any other animal like a badger?

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i dont know, they are really widespread though. otters and skunks are closely related to the badger but their claws dont look like that.

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Mountain lions have very short, scythe shaped claws.

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I am sure your state department of game and fisheries or your county's game warden can tell you what it is if you contact them.

Then, please let us know.  ;)

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I am sure your state department of game and fisheries or your county's game warden can tell you what it is if you contact them.

Then, please let us know. ;)

Our state department told us there are no coyotes....but they're here.....they even deny the prescence of mountain lions...and we all know they are here. They said that the thing that carried off a goat was a fox....a FOX! Yea uh huh, I would like to see that.

I do know our counties warden well...so I will ask him. I hope to report back soon.

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Without a doubt, it's a very rare Killer Bass.  It's one of his teeth.  Would I lie?  

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Without a doubt, it's a very rare Killer Bass. It's one of his teeth. Would I lie?

Really......I thought they only live in the waters where Tin was catching them on 4 pound test using a drop shot setup?

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Do you have any Ground Hogs up that way, if so then that is probably what you are looking at.

Does PA have ground hogs? Haven't you ever heard of Puxatony Phil? Who do you think checks for his shadow in the little town east of Pittsburg on Ground Hog's day?  :)

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Do you have any Ground Hogs up that way? if so then that is probably what you are looking at.

We do indeed have groundhogs up here.

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Badger...after research and talking to a lot of people....I did not get to ask the game warden....he would probably confiscate it anyway. I have found many pictures of badger claws on the web and library, it has the characteristics of every description I found. I just don't know how it got there.....they're not supposed to be here...then again...neither are mountain lions.

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i dont know, they are really widespread though. otters and skunks are closely related to the badger but their claws dont look like that.

WJ7V5059.jpg

CW-7-sm.jpg

Mountain lions have very short, scythe shaped claws.

Your so smart, your stupid!

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i dont know, they are really widespread though. otters and skunks are closely related to the badger but their claws dont look like that.

WJ7V5059.jpg

CW-7-sm.jpg

Mountain lions have very short, scythe shaped claws.

Your so smart, your stupid!  

Stealing my lines, I always tell him that.

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i dont know, they are really widespread though. otters and skunks are closely related to the badger but their claws dont look like that.

WJ7V5059.jpg

CW-7-sm.jpg

Mountain lions have very short, scythe shaped claws.

Your so smart, your stupid!

Stealing my lines, I always tell him that.

lol. Great minds think alike

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