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Old 05-04-19, 06:03 PM
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Old 05-04-19, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I wouldn't mess with a groundhog or a Canada goose. I don't know much about groundhogs, but I know geese can be nasty, and I've seen them attack.

I'm surprised at the vultures. I know them to be very gentle, but I guess that one felt threatened.

And ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwKV9dJzqDs

I mean how friggin cute is that ?.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Start of Dobson Pass in Idaho. Why did the turkeys cross the road?

They were from out of town and heard the pie was excellent.
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Old 05-08-19, 10:04 AM
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From two years ago.

Originally Posted by mr_bill View Post
Half a day so half a century.

Never laugh at a duck.

After flying off camera the duck pulled a Top Gun and beyond buzzed my head.

If you've ever wondered how ducks keep their wings dry? They don't.

Glad I was wearing a helmet.

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Old 05-08-19, 01:44 PM
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I was similarly buzzed by a flying turkey the other day. Freaked me out because it looked like it was struggling to stay aloft. Definitely not skilled flyers.
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Old 05-09-19, 05:31 AM
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This morning I came upon a skunk ambling along a grown up field along side of the road. It was perhaps 20 feet away. I called "Hey there skunk" as I passed. It spun to face me and it's tail went straight up letting me know that it was armed and not afraid to use it. It was quite cute.

I like skunks as they're pretty harmless. Having raised chickens, I've trapped a few of them while trying to thin out the racoon population when they become a problem. The trick is to hold up a sheet as you approach the live trap and drape it over the top. You release the catch and hold the door open with a small bungee and wait for the skunk to come out. They usually look at you before going on their merry way.
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Old 05-09-19, 07:10 AM
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Just be wary of the jackalopes. They are bloody vicious!
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Old 05-09-19, 07:24 AM
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Just be wary of the jackalopes. They are bloody vicious!
Just a heads-up--unicorn repellent does NOT work on them
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Old 05-09-19, 08:27 AM
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During my Erie to Philly tour I was reading by a campfire one night when I heard some squabbling in the trees in front of me. Fired up my headlamp and caught these two peeping Toms. I felt so violated.

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Heard on the radio this morning, 09May2019, of a confirmed report of a mountain lion in the Des Moines, IA metro area. Residents are encouraged by Police to "Please exercise an abundance of caution with children and pets in this area.". Mountain lions are probably one the most scary critters to encounter.
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Old 05-09-19, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
During my Erie to Philly tour I was reading by a campfire one night when I heard some squabbling in the trees in front of me. Fired up my headlamp and caught these two peeping Toms. I felt so violated.


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Old 05-09-19, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Is that a Nutria? Looks too small to be a beaver, but it's hard to tell from the pic. People used to raise them for fur, but many ended up getting loose and populating local rivers and streams.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coypu
Looks more like a muskrat, but can't tell without seeing the tail. They look pretty similar.
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Originally Posted by Wheever View Post
Looks more like a muskrat, but can't tell without seeing the tail. They look pretty similar.
You could also be correct. I just looked up more about the nutria. Their populations can fluctuate regionally depending on the severity of winters. The have even gone regionally extinct in places, as they did in Montana (where I took the photo) in the 80s. During times of warmer winters, they may move back north again. I am now thinking muskrat. Had seen one before in CO, but nearly as large.
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Old 05-09-19, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
I was riding, alone, around the local backcountry, when I came upon a vulture protectively guarding some road kill. At first I thought nothing of it. I often come across crows dining on road kill and they just let me pass.

As I approached the dining site, the vulture took off and I thought this was the end of the encounter.

I was wrong.

All of the sudden the vulture dive-bombed me, getting close enough that I could smell its foul breath.

It made a close pass at me, climbed and then dive-bombed me a second time.

I am not normally frightened by wildlife (unless it is a mountain lion). But this was a certifiable pucker-up moment.

Man that is one big bird.

Thankfully for me its only apparent intent was to frighten me away from its meal...which I was gladly to oblige.
I had something similar happen to me years ago when riding my motorcycle. I had on a full face helmet. a heavy jacket with body armor etc... and the bird was flying up over my head at my speed (about 30mph). He didn't attack, but it sure made me nervous.
Another night I was riding back from my old credit union when I heard a loud splash in the creek besides the path. I'm not sure what I scared into the water, but evidently it didn't like me riding past there then and took off for the water.
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
I had something similar happen to me years ago when riding my motorcycle. I had on a full face helmet. a heavy jacket with body armor etc... and the bird was flying up over my head at my speed (about 30mph). He didn't attack, but it sure made me nervous.
Another night I was riding back from my old credit union when I heard a loud splash in the creek besides the path. I'm not sure what I scared into the water, but evidently it didn't like me riding past there then and took off for the water.
I think was a juvenile vulture. Iíve never had a similar experience when coming across vultures feasting out on the road.

All I know is that it was a big bird and it smelled foul.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
During my Erie to Philly tour I was reading by a campfire one night when I heard some squabbling in the trees in front of me. Fired up my headlamp and caught these two peeping Toms. I felt so violated.

@no motor? Have you seen this? I think it's your cousin.
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It's them snooty east coast relatives.
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