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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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Sidehill Gouger

Just curious if you guys on here know about the sidehill gougers that roam the PA woods? I know they have one leg longer than the other, that way they can easily negotiate these steep river sidehills, but I've never actually seen one, so I cant comment on what they look like............

Man, I can remember all kinds of stories about them when I was a kid hanging out at bear camps.......those old timers really had some good discussions about them....

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 08:26 AM
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Re: Sidehill Gouger

Oh, I remember them well. My grandpa used to tell me stories about them all the time. Even convinved me I saw one once. For a whole summer, about the time I was 5 years old, I wouldnt leave the house after dark!

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 09:12 AM
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Re: Sidehill Gouger

As a biology and wildlife expert (I took biology in college and I watch the Nature channel on TV almost weekly and am mostly sober when I do) I am reminded of the Flounder, or mackrel (whichever) that has both its eyes on one side of its head and the mountian goat (no relation to the "mountian" lion) that has short legs on one side my expert opinion is that, ah wait a moment, I have lost track of why I am answering... Nevermind

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 12:36 PM
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Re: Sidehill Gouger

We called them sidehill dodgers, not gougers. Maybe that's a different subspecies?

But then there are sidehill CODGERS...
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 01:12 PM
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Man, I thought I made that up when I was a kid back in Pennsylvania..(Maybe some adult mentioned it and I elaborated on the subject) I also created the over the limb fence post sucker...and a couple others I'll have to remember when I'm not so tired...
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Re: Sidehill Gouger

An old timer that lived a couple miles away, now passed away had a rather steep hill side farm. He had an old Farmall tractor with a smaller diameter rear wheel on the right side than on the left rear. He claimed so he could plow across the slope. He referred to the tractor as the "hill side gouger" Now I know where he got the name.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 04:58 PM
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But then there are sidehill CODGERS...
Found when DennyF and JohnS hunt up high.

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