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The Swarm King
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I like doing cut-outs, but I love catching swarms!

« on: December 15, 2012, 09:54:31 AM »

Thought I would share an interesting account related to me by one of my good hunting buddies, this past weekend.

It was this past Saturday morning and my buddy Chris, Todd and I were hunting the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge up in North West, Louisiana. This is the same area I saw the two big bears last year.

My friend Chris was hunting in his deer stand about 30' up and heard what he thought initially were two squirrels racing around a tree but stated the noise was rather load. He listened and listened and leaned out to either side of the tree and was finally able to see a black spot and then made out a large bear at the top of a dead tree. The bear eventually descended and went on its way.

After his hunt, chris went on over to investigate to see if the tree was perhaps a den tree.

As he looked up his eyes widened as he was now looking at a swarm of angry honey bees flying all around a large hole at the top of the tree.

On the ground was some comb and a small handful of robbing bees and some messed up comb and even a few dead bees on the palmettos below.

So Smoky done found himself a bee tree! Pretty neat huh?

I would have loved to have gotten some footage of that account!

Chris did try to take a picture of the event but it was too far for good clarity.

We are going back soon and I will have my camera with me!


"Good friends are as sweet as honey" Winne the Pooh

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 09:59:52 AM »

Cool!  Winnie the Pooh is alive  Smiley

The ferals I've seen in trees up here don't have holes big enough to even get my paw into.  I always like to hear these stories where the bear survives.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 02:59:59 PM »

That would have made some good video.   
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