....and then all my chips turned red.....yuck. WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT

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  1. Holland Dell

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    It's days like this that makes me want to give it all up. Has this ever happened to you? I was clearing a bunch of hollow blow-downs with my 462 and suddenly noticed my chips went red. Odd for Basswood I thought. The irony is I was banging on this trunk with my track-loader for several minutes and 5-10 minutes of cutting limbs prior to making this last cut. The wood was punky, the chain was new and I went through it like butter. At least it was fast for this unfortunate guy. Still doesn't make me feel any better about it.
     

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    Yikes!!! Never seen that happen. Was it a squirrel?
     
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    Unfortunate to say the least. Few years back i sliced a small hollow limb and mustve been a mouse nest as i saw some blood. None in chips that i remember. I think a member here sliced though a critter last year. I forget who though.
     
  4. Canadian border VT

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    Happened once for squirrel nest checked my jean TWICE! Before I learned about PPE
     
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  6. Holland Dell

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    Raccoon. I'll spare you the other pictures.
     
  7. Erik B

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    I do not shed any tears over coons. They even get into my oriole feeder that has jelly in it.
     
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    Done something similar with a pitchfork and baby rabbits.
    Oops.
    They make more.
     
  9. Holland Dell

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    I agree, I don't either. Same here on the Oriole feeders and there's not a week that goes by when several don't get terminated and blown off my deck. I just hate the thought this one was trying to hide and I cut it's head off. Plenty more hanging around my wood lot. I found this little guy when I crossed my crick this afternoon.
     

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  10. Erik B

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    That looks like a little snapper.
     
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    I work at a gravel pit along a river seldom a year goes by with out finding a couple baby snappers. Haven’t this year yet though
     
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    Could be a snapper but I just learned this year there’s another turtle that looks like that. At least in baby stage. Forgot what it was tho LOL
     
  13. Holland Dell

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    It was acting like a snapper when I reached for it, but then tucked in when I picked it up.
     
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    Yeah it can be sad but there are many loggers have this happen time after time. I was still a teenager the first time I had that happen. Yes, that was a long time ago...
     
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    That's always been a fear of mine.
     
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    Is that a baby snapper?
     
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    I've never hit anything other than ants and other insects while cutting wood, but since we live in a woods, we trap nuisance varmints a lot to keep them out of the veggie garden and the wife's flower beds. Since it is illegal in OH to relocate nuisance animals, I end up taking them over to the orchard for a dirt nap. :rootintootin:

    We have several buzzards that roost over in that area of the farm. :vulture: They seem to be well fed...:emb: ;)

    There have been days when mice go zipping out of the sawdust chute of the sawmill if it hasn't been run for a couple days...

    I hate if I hurt something in its natural home, but when they come to my home...

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    Well, at least it wasn’t a bee hive or hornet nest. Had that happen to someone I know. He got attacked and severely stung. Eyes swelled shut. Now when he cuts he wears a hooded sweatshirt to pull over his face in case it happens again.
     
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    I’m just glad it wasn’t your internal juice on the chips!
    :yes:
     
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