By adamg on Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:59am
Denuded saplings and possible lair of the devilbeasts.
A horrified citizen has spent a couple days cataloging the damage being done to saplings in Franklin Park by what he says are porcupines on the munch - and is disputing the official city response that the damage is actually the work of "invasive rabbits," which, when you think of it, might be worse.
The fearless citizen reports he's even found the possible lair of the hellspawn, as shown above:
Looks like a porcupine den in Scarborough Woods between Pond and Hill. This is below rock where disc golf basket on top off path from Pond to road up hill. Lots of small trees showing signs they dining well on crappy undergrowth.
He dismisses the idea of "invasive rabbits," from Caerbannog or elsewhere, pointing to the damage high up on trees - punkupines can climb, but rabbits don't:
It's porcupines - this is a photo of just a few of the saplings that have had their bark stripped off. See my prior report for the photo of the close up that shows the characteristics tooth marks. It's definitely not invasive rabbits - which was the note when my report from yesterday was closed. Rabbits cant climb to the thin tops of these small saplings.