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Has anyone else been seeing this on LMB tails?

Does anyone know what causes this?
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Well I'm certainly no expert but my first thought would be "inappropriate" contact with an "unclean" LMB and failure to use a pondom.

But hang on for a real opinion.


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This looks like quite a "Nest-Warrior" to me. You will see this quite often in the spring before and during spawning season. The males will construct a nest by clearing debris and dirt from the bottom of the pond/lake with their tail. This dude must have consructed quite a nest to impress the ladies!

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I agree with FutureBoss, "Nest-Warruir" indeed


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That's a very nice sized male LMB to boot.


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