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    Otay Lakes, Chula Vista CA

    Around the lake today, found these guys interesting. Cassin's Kingbirds?
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    Biggest wasp nest I've ever seen

    Now that the leaves are off the trees I spotted this wasp nest today, hanging right over the road at the state rec. area where I do most of my riding. It's hard to tell from the photo, but I'd estimate it at 2.5 to 3 feet end to end! I've never seen one around here (southeast Michigan) anywhere near that size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ric426 View Post
    Now that the leaves are off the trees I spotted this wasp nest today, hanging right over the road at the state rec. area where I do most of my riding. It's hard to tell from the photo, but I'd estimate it at 2.5 to 3 feet end to end! I've never seen one around here (southeast Michigan) anywhere near that size.
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    Nasty - I had one about that size on the side of my house once. Cheapest quote I got to remove it was $600.00. I put 3 pairs of pants on. 3 sweat shirts. my fencing mask and a few towels around the back of neck and head. An hour later and about 4 cans of wasp killer I was done. Another hour to scrape the thing off the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Nasty - I had one about that size on the side of my house once. Cheapest quote I got to remove it was $600.00. I put 3 pairs of pants on. 3 sweat shirts. my fencing mask and a few towels around the back of neck and head. An hour later and about 4 cans of wasp killer I was done. Another hour to scrape the thing off the house.
    Man! How many wasps do you reckon were in a nest that size? Thousands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    Man! How many wasps do you reckon were in a nest that size? Thousands?
    I would guess at least several thousand. According to an exterminator we had to hire this summer to take care of some yellowjacket ground nests (I tried the DIY approach and just got stung), sometimes all it takes is swatting one near the nest to cause it to give off the alarm pheromone and they all get riled.

    I've had a few episodes where a yellowjacket got inside my jersey while riding. I must have looked hilarious tearing my Camelback off and trying to pull my jersey off while I still had my helmet on!
    Got one in my helmet once too. Now I have pieces of fiberglass window screen glued inside over the vents on the front half of my helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    Man! How many wasps do you reckon were in a nest that size? Thousands?
    Easy - just the wasps that came out filled most of a 5 gallon bucket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Easy - just the wasps that came out filled most of a 5 gallon bucket.
    Holy Crap! Just you guys' two posts make me feel like rattle snakes are not such a bad thing at all by comparison. At least they don't chase you down!

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    They're really not too bad as long as they're not building a nest in or near your house and they really only get aggressive if you piss them off. When you do though, they don't give up easily. When I tried to get rid of the ground nest, it was 10pm, dark and chilly, when they're supposed to be less active. As soon as I sprayed the entrance they came pouring out another entrance I hadn't seen. I took off but some of them followed me into the house. We thought we got rid of them, but one was clinging to my back and climbed up and stung me several times in the neck before we got it. Unlike bees, they don't have a barbed stinger that gets pulled out if they sting you, so they can and will sting as many times as they can.
    The exterminator told me that if a single one is flying around you, just leave it alone and it'll lose interest and go away. If you swat at it, it just riles it up and it'll keep coming at you. It takes some self control to not bat at something that you know can sting you that's flying around your head.
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    Small ring-necked snake encountered on trail last Sunday.

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    Spotted a big beaver quietly munching on apples beside the trail on our night ride this week. He allowed us to take a few pics without getting too close... I've seen the videos of angry beavers

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    Australian eastern brown snake. About 1.2m long. Second most venomous ground snake in the world. Reputed to be super-aggressive when you catch one in a bad mood. There's old wives tales of people being chased for 100m by these guys. This one was just sunning himself trail side as I rode by. He didn't seem in the slightest bit concerned...


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    This is from last week.


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    Found this fellow yesterday. He was just laying there sunning himself. I actually ran over him - but I was on the Fatback, so it didn't bother him. This is post thu-bump:

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    I picked him up with a stick and moved him off the track.
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    Hawk .....

    Just at the start of the ride this one flew up to my yard. .......btw just found this thread .....was on Passion forum until someone decided to move......
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    Spotted a hawk during our ride yesterday... glad I'm not a mouse

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    Cool pics... like the Beaver Cyclelicious and thats a decent sized Brownie Tigworld, he's heen around for a while.
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    Heard him scrambling to get up the tree when i was coming down the trail, biggest id seen for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLN75S View Post
    Heard him scrambling to get up the tree when i was coming down the trail, biggest id seen for a while.
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    Well I'm driving through Loveland Colorado and in the middle of town there's a frozen lake. Called Lake Loveland and I spot 4 Bald Eagles that had just killed a Canadian Goose and were feeding on it. These photo's aren't the best, The photo's I took with my phone sucked,but there was another guy next to me that had a huge telephoto lens and he said he would email me some good shots. He sent me this one.
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    How lucky you are to have seen that!

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    Nice little black snake. I stopped and some other dude came zooming down and nearly ran the poor fella over. Completely zoned out the dude was.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Well I'm driving through Loveland Colorado and in the middle of town there's a frozen lake. Called Lake Loveland and I spot 4 Bald Eagles that had just killed a Canadian Goose and were feeding on it. These photo's aren't the best, The photo's I took with my phone sucked,but there was another guy next to me that had a huge telephoto lens and he said he would email me some good shots. He sent me this one.
    Why do you yanks always have to dis on the Canadians? I'm going down next week and I don't want y'all to kill and eat me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Why do you yanks always have to dis on the Canadians? I'm going down next week and I don't want y'all to kill and eat me.
    Sorry Mark but I can't help it if our national bird eats your's for Thanksgiving dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    How lucky you are to have seen that!
    Yes I know, I see them around here quite a bit but this is the first I've seen them feeding on any other critter other than fish. It's rare for them to take other critters, fish being their main food source. But when the fishing is bad like when the lakes are frozen over they don't have a choice. It's a smorgasbord of Canadian Geese around here. In Northern a Colorado during the winter there are thousands of them. Easy pickings for the Bald Eagles.
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    I came across a cougar sleeping in a tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yes I know, I see them around here quite a bit but this is the first I've seen them feeding on any other critter other than fish. It's rare for them to take other critters, fish being their main food source. But when the fishing is bad like when the lakes are frozen over they don't have a choice. It's a smorgasbord of Canadian Geese around here. In Northern a Colorado during the winter there are thousands of them. Easy pickings for the Bald Eagles.
    Guess nobody told this goose that he was easy picking

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    Quote Originally Posted by ric426 View Post
    Now that the leaves are off the trees I spotted this wasp nest today, hanging right over the road at the state rec. area where I do most of my riding. It's hard to tell from the photo, but I'd estimate it at 2.5 to 3 feet end to end! I've never seen one around here (southeast Michigan) anywhere near that size.
    I apologize for the crappy picture, but all I had was my cell phone and it was low light and heavy overcast.

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    That's a Hornets nest not a Wasps nest. Most likely a White Faced Hornet or also known as Bald Faced Hornet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
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    Ha,ha awesome shot where did you get it. Canadian Geese do put up a good fight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Ha,ha awesome shot where did you get it. Canadian Geese do put up a good fight.
    I found that one on the net. But around here we have a goose problem and those things will attack any thing from humans to trucks and every thing in between.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    I found that one on the net. But around here we have a goose problem and those things will attack any thing from humans to trucks and every thing in between.
    Those buggers are around here in big numbers. Sometimes I have to walk through a big group of them and I don't mind sayin that they give me the creeps. They don't always back down and often times I get a fairly aggressive posture and hiss from them. Plus they crap all over the place.
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    I dont know what it is but theres something awesome about Nature killing each other (under nature circumstances). Lions killing antelope, tigers killing dear, sharks eating people...

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    In Wyoming, eagles go for bigger meals. Terrible picture but here are two eagles that tag teamed an antelope and took it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    In Wyoming, eagles go for bigger meals. Terrible picture but here are two eagles that tag teamed an antelope and took it down.
    Yeah Golden Eagles get huge with a up to 7.5' wing span. They will take a full grown deer down and as in this case an antelope. Very cool photo, what part of Wyoming is that. I get up to Laramie and Cheyenne quite a bit.
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    I'd seen these kittens with their mother a month or 6 weeks ago on the fence in my backyard. Here they are almost fully grown on the same fence. Their den must be nearby. Bobcats I think. If anyone knows better, please advise. My dog wouldn't stand a chance. Yikes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    I'd seen these kittens with their mother a month or 6 weeks ago on the fence in my backyard. Here they are almost fully grown on the same fence. Their den must be nearby. Bobcats I think. If anyone knows better, please advise. My dog wouldn't stand a chance. Yikes.
    Great pic! Looks like they're just making themselves feel right at home. I see bobcats out on the trail occasionally. Pretty neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    I'd seen these kittens with their mother a month or 6 weeks ago on the fence in my backyard. Here they are almost fully grown on the same fence. Their den must be nearby. Bobcats I think. If anyone knows better, please advise. My dog wouldn't stand a chance. Yikes.


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    Very cool photo's and lucky you to see Bobcats on a regular basis. My brother in San Diego was wondering what critters were frequenting his fence line. Dead smack in the middle of a neighborhood. But his fence line backs up to a canyon. So he set up a wildlife movement sensor camera. And he has a Bobcat and a coyote that cruise by every night. Some pretty good photo's but nothing like the quality of yours.
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    Wounded caribou ran down the river past us while touring on the Canol Road in Canada's NW Territories.

    It has a big flap of hide dangling from its neck where something had taken a recent bite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Wounded caribou ran down the river past us while touring on the Canol Road in Canada's NW Territories.

    It has a big flap of hide dangling from its neck where something had taken a recent bite.
    That something would have to be a mountain lion. They attack from behind and on top but deliver the death bite below the neck. Just like in the photo. A grizzly bear just slams into it and claws and bites wherever. Thanks for posting it hopefully he will survive that wound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    I'd seen these kittens with their mother a month or 6 weeks ago on the fence in my backyard. Here they are almost fully grown on the same fence. Their den must be nearby. Bobcats I think. If anyone knows better, please advise. My dog wouldn't stand a chance. Yikes.


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    Those two have incredibly nice pelts. Teach them to avoid the notice of other humans, or some hunter with a bobcat tag will kill them for those pelts. Humans are basically selfish *******s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    That something would have to be a mountain lion. They attack from behind and on top but deliver the death bite below the neck. Just like in the photo. A grizzly bear just slams into it and claws and bites wherever. Thanks for posting it hopefully he will survive that wound.
    60 miles from the Arctic Circle, I don't think there are big cats. Wolves and bears are the top predators. In any event the animal was wounded but still quite mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    60 miles from the Arctic Circle, I don't think there are big cats. Wolves and bears are the top predators. In any event the animal was wounded but still quite mobile.
    Oh your right I didn't realize you were that far up. Yes probably a wolf attack.
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    Super fortunate today to see and handle a pygmy possum. Until relatively recently they were thought to be extinct. The population at Mt Buller is known to be ~70. Beautiful little alpine critters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    60 miles from the Arctic Circle, I don't think there are big cats. Wolves and bears are the top predators. In any event the animal was wounded but still quite mobile.
    Looks might warm for 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, even in mid-summer. Must have been a beautiful day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalhippie13 View Post
    Super fortunate today to see and handle a pygmy possum. Until relatively recently they were thought to be extinct. The population at Mt Buller is known to be ~70. Beautiful little alpine critters!

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    Very cool sighting.
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    Just lazing around... watching MTBers buzz by on the singletrack.


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    So I was out riding today and I noticed this fawn that seemed to be following me around.












    I started to get a little annoyed. What the hell was going on with this guy?









    Finally I had hit my limit. I reached out and caught it, then I buried it in the sand up to it's neck. It picked the wrong mountain biker to mess with.



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    ^ You must have looked really odd carrying that decoy head around with you, then stopping to pose it, and then taking pictures with it and stuff. Wow...

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    Was it albino? It looks awfully white.

    Here is what was watching me pack up one morning last fall in the Chilcotins.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post

    Here is what was watching me pack up one morning last fall in the Chilcotins.

    Very cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    So I was out riding today and I noticed this fawn that seemed to be following me around.
    I'm embarrassed to admit that it took me 'til the fourth picture to realize it was a fake deer...I thought it just had the same stupid-ass look every time you caught a glimpse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^ You must have looked really odd carrying that decoy head around with you, then stopping to pose it, and then taking pictures with it and stuff. Wow...
    No, no, it was following me. And I only saw one other person and he is an old friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Was it albino? It looks awfully white.

    Here is what was watching me pack up one morning last fall in the Chilcotins.

    Very cool, worth the price of admission. It's coat doesn't look too unusual to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    No, no, it was following me. And I only saw one other person and he is an old friend.
    Was it the crashtestdummy that you saw (the old friend)?

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    Very cool sighting and he's looking rather thin and hungry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    No, no, it was following me. And I only saw one other person and he is an old friend.
    Wow repack you sure are brave messing with that plastic head.
    Actually you did get me all the way up until the third picture.
    "He was just following me around with this same dumb look on his face"
    Hilarious brother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    So I was out riding today and I noticed this fawn that seemed to be following me around.

    I started to get a little annoyed. What the hell was going on with this guy?

    Finally I had hit my limit. I reached out and caught it, then I buried it in the sand up to it's neck. It picked the wrong mountain biker to mess with.
    He has that certain "deer in the headlights" expression throughout, even after getting buried. Something seems just a little off here.
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    Flinders Ranges in South Australia, the very rare and endangered Yellow-Footed Rock-Wallaby.

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    Wildlife you have seen on trail...post your pics...

    So I was on this trail on dusk with all these moths around. All these little sparrows were hammering the moths but getting very close to my head. I was concerned I was gonna get hit.... Turns out it wasn't birds!






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    I think ozzy has been going to the zoo lately. Seriously, I'd like to see some of his wildlife while on the trail. This is from my ride today.

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    These little guys were all over the beach on a recent night ride
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    A horned lizard in a sunny spot right in the middle of the trail.
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    I must have accidentally unsubscribed from this thread.. Anyways, here is a rattler I almost ran over yesterday on an after work ride.

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    Finally got him to move, he never cared much I was there but it was only ~70* out and he was trying to warm himself up.

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    Excellent photos here. Having just started MTB'n this winter, I haven't seen anything beyond deer on these Georgia trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigid9 View Post
    Excellent photos here. Having just started MTB'n this winter, I haven't seen anything beyond deer on these Georgia trails.
    I saw some deer on Sunday too here in So Cal..

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    Grouse and deer on Lick Creek trail, Chilcotins, BC, Aug 2013




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    Quote Originally Posted by foxpuppet View Post
    So I was on this trail on dusk with all these moths around. All these little sparrows were hammering the moths but getting very close to my head. I was concerned I was gonna get hit.... Turns out it wasn't birds!
    Great bat photo which is quite a hard critter to get a photo of. And don't sweat it they're harmless unless you pick one up and he bites you and then rabies are possible. But other than that they won't attack you like some people think. In fact they are a huge part of the echo system. They pollinate flowers by eating bugs or nectar from one flower and then going to another flower. Which spreads pollen from one flower to the other.
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    saw 8 deer on the trail today

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    Saw this 5' rattlesnake sunning himself on the trail today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by In-Yo-Grill View Post
    Saw this 5' rattlesnake sunning himself on the trail today.
    Hang on! Thread ain't about the wildlife you killed and ATE off the trail!!!

    I mean, I never posted the picture of the Gila Monster I barbecued the other day... tasty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I never posted the picture of the Gila Monster I barbecued the other day... tasty!
    rockerc, are you off your rocker, mate?!!! You're telling me that you captured, and then killed, and then ate a Federally protected reptile?!!!

    The Feds will be waiting for you at your front door to take you into custody if you are not there when they arrive, which should be only moments from now because I just hung up the phone with them....

    That will teach you to post something like that where a reptile lover like myself could read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    rockerc, are you off your rocker, mate?!!! You're telling me that you captured, and then killed, and then ate a Federally protected reptile?!!!

    The Feds will be waiting for you at your front door to take you into custody if you are not there when they arrive, which should be only moments from now because I just hung up the phone with them....

    That will teach you to post something like that where a reptile lover like myself could read it.
    Rocker I'm with Hawg besides are sure? Maybe you ate a barbecued Iguana instead of a Gila Monster.

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    Rocker I'm with Hawg besides are sure? Maybe you ate a barbecued Iguana instead of a Gila Monster.

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    I saw rockerc's selfie in the selfie thread. He kinda looks like a Gila Monster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I saw rockerc's selfie in the selfie thread. He kinda looks like a Gila Monster.
    On a good day..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    rockerc, are you off your rocker, mate?!!! You're telling me that you captured, and then killed, and then ate a Federally protected reptile?!!!

    The Feds will be waiting for you at your front door to take you into custody if you are not there when they arrive, which should be only moments from now because I just hung up the phone with them....

    That will teach you to post something like that where a reptile lover like myself could read it.
    Oh Bugger! I'm outta here!!! They'll have to catch me first! They'll never take me alive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    In fact they are a huge part of the echo system.
    I see what you did there.

    Or maybe your spell checker did it.

    Either way
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    I see what you did there.

    Or maybe your spell checker did it.

    Either way
    Even if I blamed it on my spell checker would you believe me.
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    Otay Lakes, Chula Vista, CA

    Ran into this guy while climbing up the upper lake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra8d View Post
    Ran into this guy while climbing up the upper lake.
    Wow that's about as big as I've seen them in San Diego county. He's probably on his way into Mexico just yards away from where you are standing. did you check to see if he had his green card.
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    A nice sized rat snake at Harbins Park yesterday.

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    Wildlife you have seen on trail...post your pics...

    Chesebro Park this past Thursday...4 footer.


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    Here's a blindworm. Well it's not on a trail but seen while cycling from one trail to another.



    Not a worm and it isn't blind either nor is it a snake but a limbless lizard. I've seen four of these in my entire life and one of those four was lying dead on a logging road probably ran over by a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinseflow View Post
    Here's a blindworm. Well it's not on a trail but seen while cycling from one trail to another.



    Not a worm and it isn't blind either nor is it a snake but a limbless lizard. I've seen four of these in my entire life and one of those four was lying dead on a logging road probably ran over by a car.
    Yep definitely a bizarre creature, one that got stuck in limbo during evolution. I've seen them in books only where did you see the ones you've seen?
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    That one was on a long gravel road near horse stables. The others besides the one that had gotten ran over on a logging road turning point I saw in my childhood while picking berries and/or mushrooms with my parents. I remember my father showing me the critter and telling me it isn't a snake although it's called copper snake in finnish. Those were on/near small trails in a pine forest here in Finland a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinseflow View Post
    That one was on a long gravel road near horse stables. The others besides the one that had gotten ran over on a logging road turning point I saw in my childhood while picking berries and/or mushrooms with my parents. I remember my father showing me the critter and telling me it isn't a snake although it's called copper snake in finnish. Those were on/near small trails in a pine forest here in Finland a long time ago.
    Finland got it, thanks and very cool sightings by the way.
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    Not along the trail, but some friends just had this guy after the bird feeder in their backyard.


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    ^^ Wow...killer view from that back yard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hang 21 View Post
    ^^ Wow...killer view from that back yard!
    Yeah, even without the bear!

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    I wonder how he got that bear to pose and wave "hi"? Or is he just ringing the dinner bell?

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