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Weird urban wildlife sighting

Post by JimmyLyding » Oct 29 2009 8:18 pm

I was having lunch with my mom today @ the Duck & Decanter near 16th Street/Camelback here in Phoenix, when a roadrunner made an appearance. My mom lives within a stone's throw of the Phx Mountain Preserve, so we're used to seeing these cool little beasties. It acted just as expected: makes an appearance, checks around, and then disappeared. However, we were both very surprised to see one in the middle of north central Phoenix. Anyone else seen anything similar?
The only other situation I can remember at this moment was seeing a large, healthy-looking coyote cross in front of my car late one night when I was an undergrad at the U of A on Elm Street just west of Country Club.

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Re: Weird urban wildlife sighting

Post by cabel » Nov 02 2009 9:43 pm

Te-Wa It really was a racoon I saw it myself and the poor dead thing was huge.
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Re: Weird urban wildlife sighting

Post by AZHikr4444 » Nov 05 2009 2:51 pm

Hey hazers,

I live in southern Cave Creek. I've seen coyotes dozens of times around Dynamite and Tatum, and running cross Cave Creek Road north of Pinnacle Peak. About a month ago I saw 7 javalinas crossing Deer Valley Road just east of 7th Street (the only time I have seen javalinas since I've been in AZ!). Cave Creek has had lots of bobcat sightings lately, and I see roadrunners out there quite a bit.

I thought I saw a chupacabra, but it turned out I was just drunk.

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Re: Weird urban wildlife sighting

Post by BobP » Nov 05 2009 3:02 pm

I thought I saw a chupacabra
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Re: Weird urban wildlife sighting

Post by big_load » Nov 05 2009 3:31 pm

AZHikr4444 wrote:I thought I saw a chupacabra, but it turned out I was just drunk.
I remember when you saw a mountain lion close up. I've seen some very fresh scat since then, but that might be the closest I came to seeing one.

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