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Posted: 3/30/2006 6:32:15 PM EDT
As I went out the door the other day, I saw some wood chips near the base of the tree by our driveway. As I got closer, I could see that something had scarred it or chewed on it.



I started thinking maybe a beaver had come up the creek from the Bourbeuse River, which isn't far away. When I got where I could see the damage I knew it wasn't from a beaver, but for just a moment I was puzzled as to what could have done it. Then I saw the hack marks, and I remembered that while I was in the garage the night before our ten year old son took my hatchet to go play in the yard.



I had to go through the whole don't-destroy-things-that-aren't-yours bit.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:46:10 PM EDT
brother I can see my 3 and 4 year old sons doing that in a few years. <-----me too....
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:47:59 PM EDT
It could have been a rabid partridge.

CO
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:52:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
As I went out the door the other day, I saw some wood chips near the base of the tree by our driveway. As I got closer, I could see that something had scarred it or chewed on it.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/qwertyup/Tree1.jpg

I started thinking maybe a beaver had come up the creek from the Bourbeuse River, which isn't far away. When I got where I could see the damage I knew it wasn't from a beaver, but for just a moment I was puzzled as to what could have done it. Then I saw the hack marks, and I remembered that while I was in the garage the night before our ten year old son took my hatchet to go play in the yard.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/qwertyup/Tree2.jpg

I had to go through the whole don't-destroy-things-that-aren't-yours bit.



Is your 10 year old named Beaver or George?
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:28:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CasualObserver:
It could have been a rabid partridge.

CO



I thought of that, but since I didn't have a Partridge I used a cartridge;




at Don.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:41:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:

Originally Posted By CasualObserver:
It could have been a rabid partridge.

CO



I thought of that, but since I didn't have a Partridge I used a cartridge;

img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/qwertyup/Cartrige-in-a-Pear-Tree.jpg


at Don.






Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:43:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:45:41 PM EDT
i think it was one of those crazed umpalumpas that escaped willy wonkas factory.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:49:32 PM EDT
Any porcupines in the area?
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:49:27 PM EDT
Nope, just this kid (my son) and my hatchet;

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:08:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:

Originally Posted By CasualObserver:
It could have been a rabid partridge.

CO



I thought of that, but since I didn't have a Partridge I used a cartridge;

img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/qwertyup/Cartrige-in-a-Pear-Tree.jpg


at Don.



I can hear the boy now but daddy you shot a hole in it why can`t I chop chop?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:32:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:
Nope, just this kid (my son) and my hatchet;

img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/qwertyup/Brad-shovel.jpg



Well, he's no George Washington.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:51:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:


I thought of that, but since I didn't have a Partridge I used a cartridge;

img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/qwertyup/Cartrige-in-a-Pear-Tree.jpg









I've never had to deal with my kids trying to chop down a tree --yet.



Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:11:47 AM EDT
Porcupine or beaver.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:21:15 AM EDT
my dad cured me of that when I was quite young....

He had me cut down all the saplings on a piece of land he was clearing! Several blisters later I knew that hatchets were teh suck...

Chainsaws are much better!
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