re: Shot a big boar (Posted on 1/17/11 at 1:41 am to faxis)
We had a really large boar hit here recently that lay on the side of the road for 12 days before anything touched it. I think the buzzards need an entry point on an animal that tough. This one was hit in the head so there was no openings in the body. Once the belly got swolled up enough that it just bust open, the birds and coyotes picked it clean in only 2 days.
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re: Shot a big boar (Posted on 1/29/11 at 9:34 pm to Redfish2010)
Well I don't know what to tell you. A week ago I opened up the hindquarter with a shotgun, shot the shoulder four times and couldn't penetrate the shield with 8 shot. 10 feet away and it would just make a shot glass sized hole but not penetrate the whole shield. Absolutely amazing.
But what's more amazing is something ate a good five to ten pounds out of the hind quarter and the lips on the face and I've only got four pics and NONE of them have anything in it.
re: Shot a big boar (Posted on 1/30/11 at 5:06 pm to Redfish2010)
The pic series I did both video and still pics of 6 different hogs which were all devoured in only a few days had lots of missing action.
In retrospect I think that the coyotes are so used to moving at the edge of shadows that they actually avoid the beam of light from the cam which in turn means they are outside of the camera view. I also think that they move so slowly when approaching and then are relatively still when eating that on occasion they fail to trigger the cams.
Makes me realize how much I am missing with my cams otehrwise too.