February 22, 2018

But Where’s the Photo Showing What Dragged Off the “Coyote” Bait?

Two days ago the Bangor Daily News ran a story of how a man took a “roadkill” deer and hung it up for “coyote” bait. He set up a game camera and captured pictures of a bobcat feasting on the dead deer.

In retelling his story to the Bangor paper, the man said, “Two days later, we returned to find out the entire carcass had been dragged off by what appeared to be either a big single critter or a pack of critters, judging by the drag marks.”

Putting this all in context, this story references a previous story published in the Bangor Daily News about whether or not mountain lions are found in Maine. The man who hung the “coyote” bait and captured the photos says he believes what one wildlife biologist said about mountain lions in Maine and produced the story and pictures as a claim to support that big cats can be found in Maine…maybe.

My question is this. If this man got pictures of a bobcat chewing on a dead, hanging deer with his game camera, and he claims that “a single big critter or pack of critters” carried away the entire hanging dead deer, where are the pictures?

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Bait is a bottle of water.

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Snow On The Ground Can Tell Quite a Story With Coyotes

A reader sent me some information and photographs that he took near his travels as a trapper. Below is a brief explanation he gave with the photographs that follow that.

“Cutting some wood nearby, so I threw a couple coyote carcasses over a steep bank. Fox had been after it a bit, but yesterday I looked over and the whole area was packed down with coyote tracks. The carcasses were pulled out and about half eaten. Probably just a couple coyote or so, but the amount of milling around was unreal. Maybe an area 100ft by 200ft.”

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