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desert spirit
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wildlife encounters

Post by desert spirit » Nov 11 2008 3:08 pm

This afternoon I was wandering out in Tucson Mountain Park and stumbled upon a small bunch of javalina in a little wash. Made me think about the wildlife I've been lucky to see over the past few years ... bear, elk, bison, eagles, bighorn sheep, a bobcat, a gila monster, etc, etc, not to mention various unfriendly crawling critters. Never seen a mountain lion, but I heard one bringing down a deer one time, off in the woods. I was also stalked by a griz a couple years ago, up in the Tetons. I was never so petrified in my life.

So I'm curious ... what wildlife have you guys seen?

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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by Dschur » Jul 07 2014 10:27 am

We can't put our trash out the night before in Payson the Javalinas have figured out to knock them over for a tasty treat...
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by MtnBart01 » Jul 07 2014 12:39 pm

@Dschur
It's black bears in our neighborhood. :)
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Post by outdoor_lover » May 05 2015 4:10 pm

Warning! If you stumble on a Grow Site while Hiking, Booby Traps aren't the only things to be watching out for....
http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/20 ... t-attacks/

I wonder if the DEA has been watching too much MP.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnOdAT6 ... e=youtu.be
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by The_Eagle » May 05 2015 5:05 pm

@Outdoor Lover
My absolute favorite MP skit....
It's just a bunny...
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by mazatzal » May 05 2015 5:27 pm

@The Eagle
What's he do, nibble your :pk:

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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by BEEBEE » Jul 23 2015 10:05 pm

Not sure if this has been posted yet its a little old but wow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jRTrRxamxQ
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by outdoor_lover » Oct 25 2015 6:44 pm

Here's one for you all...What to do if tracked by a Mountain Lion...This Guy sure figured it out in a hurry! Turn up your Volume, this Cat was Vocal too! :o As much I would have loved the Photo Ops on this, I think I might have actually had to clean my Shorts after this One!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4FbHzeCJjM
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by rwstorm » Oct 25 2015 6:59 pm

@Outdoor Lover
Makes me glad I didn't say "here kitty kitty" when one walked right by my tent (about 8-10 feet away) this summer. I bet if I had, he would have been gone in a flash and I never would have got that blurry photo of him. BUT, you never know. This one seemed more curious than anything. Just remember...Look Big and Get Loud! :sweat:
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by MtnBart01 » Oct 25 2015 7:08 pm

@Outdoor Lover
We have signs all over the hood with directions and warnings of encounters. In the spring there was one pacing in broad daylight across from the elementary school. Their preferred diet in or neighborhood however is dog.
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by ASUAviator » Oct 25 2015 7:38 pm

I question the 'sounds' which makes me question the video. Its definately cool and kicked up my heart rate but im not quite convinced

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Post by rwstorm » Oct 25 2015 7:41 pm

@ASUAviator
Funny you should mention that. There was one point when the cat started getting vocal, that sounded a lot like a recording that I have heard before. Not to mention that when the cat was making sounds, it was hidden from view. There may indeed have been some embellishment of the danger. ;)
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by CannondaleKid » Oct 25 2015 8:28 pm

rwstorm wrote:There may indeed have been some embellishment of the danger.
Scan through the comments and you'll see what the video creator said:
When I added the sound to the beginning and the end of the video, I also added the giant cat's noise, and I also added some freeze feature when the mountain lion were walking toward Chris, just hoping you can really feel the scary situation.
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by ASUAviator » Oct 25 2015 10:19 pm

@CannondaleKid
That's like refinishing an antique rifle, don't do it! :lol:

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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by SAMBA » Oct 26 2015 9:32 am

@ASUAviator
Or Photoshoping pictures before posting on HAZ. Don't do it. :lol:

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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by big_load » Oct 26 2015 10:38 am

Does Bigfoot make an appearance?

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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by Dave1 » Oct 27 2015 10:34 am

BEEBEE wrote:Not sure if this has been posted yet its a little old but wow

https://youtube.com ... amxQ
If I was in that situation I'd probably puma pants :scared:

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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by The_Eagle » Oct 27 2015 12:08 pm

@Dave1
You are on a roll today.
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by Alston_Neal » Oct 29 2015 11:22 am

I always enjoy a good deer smack down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcYAMbP7mHo
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Re: wildlife encounters

Post by MtnBart01 » Oct 29 2015 12:28 pm

@Alston Neal
That's an all time favorite. :)
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