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    I need help figuring this one out, I'm having hog jaw bones that just appear on my path to the tree stand. This began last November when I arrived in Florida and setup my tree stand. There was a dead and decaying hog just off the road, looked like road kill and the remains were 80% gone. Smelled terrible so I borrowed a shovel the next day to through dirt over the remains to cut down the smell. During the night the remains had been moved about 30 feet. I covered the remains with dirt and the smell was pretty well gone. Next day this hog skull and lower jaw bone appeared near the remains, fresh but clean. I thought it was strange, I didn't see it there the day before. A couple of days later another set of upper and lower jaw bones appeared but they were old and dried out. Of course the hog remains were uncovered by this time. I gave the bones to a friend of mine in the RV resort.

    Ok, two months later I return to Florida and another lower hog jaw bone appears on the path to the tree stand. I saw it today, but didn't see it there yesterday. The jaw bone is fresh but completely clean and exactly where the other jaw bones were found. Could be from a hog I shot and lost last November. I walked back into the jungle to search for the hog remains that were there in November. Armed with my 1911 45ACP I searched for the remains and found nothing, absolutely nothing. I didn't expect to find much of the remains but figured something would still be there.

    Can someone explain what is going on? If a hog skull shows up tomorrow I'm hunting somewhere else. Or I'm setting up a trail camera on the tree stand path. Practical joker???
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    Sounds like scavengers use your path, too.

    It could be a good sign. Maybe there are a lot of hogs in the area, so predators get'em, and the scavengers leave the bones on your path.

    You may have a few hog kills in your future.
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    There are all kinds of wildlife out there and lots of them. Ever wonder what eats the hog intestines???? Foxes, caught them on camera. Bobcats, Coyote's and lots of hogs. I think the path to the tree stand is also a game trail which explains the road kill hog.

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    Birds get a lot of scraps as well.....
    Had had gut piles disappear in a couple of days...while walking by you could see the crows and other birds...going at it.
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    There is a youtube video of a badger that buries a cow by itself. A whole freaking cow. It's amazing what an animal can do given a bit of time and some determination. The fact that stuff appears and disappears doesn't surprise me. Predators and scavengers are probably having a field day. It might be interesting to set up a camera just to see what is going on but I'm sure it's nature just doing what it does.

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    Might be a monster....putting out bait?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Might be a monster....putting out bait?
    I'm thinking "big foot" because I think there are 2 of them out there.

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    Wouldn't that be big feet? Plural and all.

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    It's Chupaswinerah!

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    Bigfoots?

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    Or Chupahograh!

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    Squirrels will drag bones around and gnaw on them and pile them up. I had several bleaching in the sun and they were moved and piled up. Caught a squirrel moving them and gnawing on them.
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    One time I was out walking through the brush and I got hungry and started eating these little cacti that didn't have any thorns on them. Then I saw this hog skull. I said, "Wow! A hog skull." The hog skull said, "You've been eating cacti, haven't you?" "Just one", I replied. "Liar", said the hog skull, looking straight at me. "Okay, Okay!" I shouted, "But, I didn't know Neon was a vitamin!" He hummed a tune I can't remember but the melody is stuck my mind.
    I left that mysterious hog skull there and swam home. The ants were there making so much racket I could hardly sleep...

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    You do know anybody that gets that Alan incriminates themselves.

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    You're all my age or older, therefor, you have seen the hog skull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    You do know anybody that gets that Alan incriminates themselves.
    Said the guy with the T-shirt on his head trying to light the sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    You do know anybody that gets that Alan incriminates themselves.
    Whaaaaaat do you mean?

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    That is like really deep man. No, seriously, Alan. I mean truly profound. Neon is a vitamin. Cool. Is anyone hungry?

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    Where were you in '69.......The boy is homesick....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    That is like really deep man. No, seriously, Alan. I mean truly profound. Neon is a vitamin. Cool. Is anyone hungry?
    Man, I had something really more profounder to say, but, like, ...... I forgot?.... Hungry? No thanks, I just had some brownies. Maybe later. Have you ever really looked at your hand man, you know like really looked at it?

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