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Old 06-30-2016, 05:48 AM   #1
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Caught this on my trail cam in Laconia at 9:30 P.M. on 6/27/16. It looks like it has a 3 hole snout nose and roundish ears. Is this a wild boar? There are no free roaming dogs in the area. I have a newly built pond to the left with a small waterfall.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:16 AM   #2
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A boar would probably have charged you. Also, the ones that I have seen are more squat than that.
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I took the liberty of trying to enhance the image with Elements and Corel. Looks like a dog with bear-like features. Someone with better knowledge may know.
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:55 AM   #4
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It's a dog. It's an Akita.
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I think the picture is a little deceiving but in my opinion because of the facial features and narrow placement of the eyes my guess is a black bear...

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Caught this on my trail cam in Laconia at 9:30 P.M. on 6/27/16. It looks like it has a 3 hole snout nose and roundish ears. Is this a wild boar? There are no free roaming dogs in the area. I have a newly built pond to the left with a small waterfall.
Free roaming dog in your area, now.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:34 PM   #7
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I think it's an Akita also. My daughter had one. I called it a "little bear". There are all sorts of colorations.
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I think the picture is a little deceiving but in my opinion because of the facial features and narrow placement of the eyes my guess is a black bear...

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I agree. I would also guess a black bear and the camera's "night vision" is what is making it look lighter in color.
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Had bear droppings on the driveway last year, but the droppings at the new pond look different, I'll attach a photo.
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Droppings possibly from animal in photo
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I agree. I would also guess a black bear and the camera's "night vision" is what is making it look lighter in color.
If the color showed up darker, then I would definitely agree on a bear.
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If the color showed up darker, then I would definitely agree on a bear.
Taste it and let us know if it has a bitter or sweet flavor.
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haha...it's a dog people!

He has a long tail as seen behind his hind leg on the left in the pic.

THIS IS A BEAR...
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Droppings possibly from animal in photo

This looks like goosepoop...
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Caught this on my trail cam in Laconia at 9:30 P.M. on 6/27/16. It looks like it has a 3 hole snout nose and roundish ears. Is this a wild boar? There are no free roaming dogs in the area. I have a newly built pond to the left with a small waterfall.
Surprise on you! There's at least one free roaming pooch in the neighborhood.
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haha...it's a dog people!

THIS IS A BEAR...
It was a valid concern/post

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Looks like Akita, but they are used to fend off bears.
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Lovely photo of dog doo!!! 🐻
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Haha...funny too!
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