Squirrel damage?

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  1. woodsman92

    woodsman92 8 pointer

    Feb 16, 2019
    Russell Co
    So last year I took this climbing stand and set it on a tree I intended to hunt, but then a different property got interesting and I ended up hunting it instead and left the climber on the other property from about September to December. So when I go to retrieve it this is what I found. The stand was new and in perfect condition, not a scratch on it when I left it there. Now scratched ALL over. And the scratches go deep. If your not careful get splinters. It’s like someone ran a grinder over it. The stand is aluminum with almost like a spray in truckbed like coating on it.
    I’ve never had anything ate up like this in the woods, I’m guessing squirrels? But really don’t know. Anyone seen anything like this? 91F97384-D4DF-4129-9E14-C077C92007E4.jpeg 239FD31D-1115-42DF-9CCF-B2471D599679.jpeg 465894EC-C9B1-4615-B443-889EB4C28AA9.jpeg
  2. keeruss8

    keeruss8 6 pointer

    Jun 19, 2016
    Lol I'd say for sure, and that's actually not that bad from some I've seen
  3. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
  4. BuckNest

    BuckNest 6 pointer

    Aug 28, 2020
    Mount Olivet KY
    I cannot believe they didn't chew on that ratchet strap......lol
  5. woodsman92

    woodsman92 8 pointer

    Feb 16, 2019
    Russell Co
    Lol I was really surprised they didn’t touch the seat, just the metal
  6. mossyman

    mossyman Fawn

    Nov 6, 2008
    That’s exactly what it is. I’ve had them chew on metal lawn chairs and even the knobs and wheels off the bbq grill...
  7. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    Sharpening the teeth just like they so on sheds. Or going after paint chips trying to catch a high
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  8. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Those little bastards did the same thing to my garden hose. Tree rats!
  9. woodsman92

    woodsman92 8 pointer

    Feb 16, 2019
    Russell Co
    That’s what I had figured. Guess I will take a grinder and lightly knock off the sharp edges then coat of paint and let it air out for a while before taking it to the woods
  10. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    I used an old license plate on my gravity squirrel feeder, so less feed would come out at once. They widened the hole with ease in a few days, so they could reach to the back to grab seed.
  11. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2006
    Kornfield County,KY
    Dam,must have been a bunch of bucktooth squirrels around there.
    Well least it will be a lot lighter and easier to pack in.....
    Be careful,,that had to weaken that stand some.
  12. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    Squirrels teeth don’t stop growing, they try to eat stuff that keeps teeth ground down.My son knew someone that had a pet squirrel ,always fed it some food ,teeth got so he couldn’t eat, by then it was to late I guess, finally died ,vet said they have to have grinding type foods.
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  13. HappyHunter

    HappyHunter 10 pointer

    Sep 11, 2003
    Little bastards chewed through every top rail tie on my chain link fence one year. And chewed a hole in the lead pipe boot on my roof.

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