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I was checking out this huge Butia yesterday and saw this.   It's common to see Butia volunteers in the old boots but a Cycas revoluta?  Never saw that before.  Must have been the work of a rat taking a big seed up the trunk to munch on.


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5 hours ago, Bazza said:


Another possible suspect.  But not here...

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Hey Fusca,

Are you sure it wasn’t on of those big mutant San Antonio lizard-rats?   I have heard they are about the size of a Chupacabra!   Awww.... just picking!  Nice and observant find there.  One’s imagination does ask; How did that get there?

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