Update on the strip mine area.Was there today for the first time since the post below. The first thing I noticed was the tree which was bent accross the road was gone. I figured someone moved it. When I got to it I found that it had been apparently twisted off to the side as well as another small break of a twig just below it.Here is a pic I took with my phone cam.
Behind this is a pretty full berry bush.Its hard to see in this pic.
I walked a little way further down looking for tracks and spotted a possible tree bend.
While I am not ruling out humans causing these it is interesting. No prints seen. Looked for hair on or around the twist with no success. I will continue to keep an eye on this spot. I am limited to where I can go at this mine when I go there.