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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Very cool!
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    He was snoozing in the seaweed as I approached, lucky I seen him or he might have got to see them a bit closer
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    A group of wild turkeys beside one of the DH trails on the escarapment. Appeared to be 3 females and about a dozen young ones

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    I work next to an urban lake that has a fair amount of green space. The place is overrun with geese but the one nice part of this is that every spring the babies come out. They're pretty cute but it makes the adults that much more aggressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    A group of wild turkeys beside one of the DH trails on the escarapment. Appeared to be 3 females and about a dozen young ones

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    Cool!
    Looks like you were pretty close to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Cool!
    Looks like you were pretty close to.
    We got fairly close despite the moms being protective of the wee ones. Those birds look prehistoric. But their teeny tiny heads must be crammed with brain power because they knew to stay off the trails and hide in the nearby woods.
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    True story... Again no pics, sorry.

    Riding in Annadel where the wild turkeys have sort of taken over and came upon what I assume to have been a mama turkey with her young flock behind her. I stopped and let them cross a trail 20-30 feet ahead of me. As the last young one was clearing from the trail, a bobcat came out of nowhere and grabbed the last little one and ran off with it. Mama was pissed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    True story... Again no pics, sorry.

    Riding in Annadel where the wild turkeys have sort of taken over and came upon what I assume to have been a mama turkey with her young flock behind her. I stopped and let them cross a trail 20-30 feet ahead of me. As the last young one was clearing from the trail, a bobcat came out of nowhere and grabbed the last little one and ran off with it. Mama was pissed!
    A rare sight to see although pretty sad also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We got fairly close despite the moms being protective of the wee ones. Those birds look prehistoric. But their teeny tiny heads must be crammed with brain power because they knew to stay off the trails and hide in the nearby woods.
    The young ones do look prehistoric. I had an encounter with a momma and several of her brood while riding in the Laguna mountains / San Diego. I was riding along on a tight single track through a field. The weeds were a couple feet high and as I'm going along I saw some movement along side of me. The mother turkey was running and crossed about 30' ahead. The little babies were in the weeds running along side of me and looked like little dinosaurs. I hit the skids as they bolted across the trail to catch up to momma. The whole thing was pretty comical actually.
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    Another rare sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Magpie swooping season has just started here, I went for hundy today and got hit dozens of times by at least 20 maggies over the whole route. Had enough of dodging them so grabbed a selfie with this bugger... landed on my back 3 times while I was trying to get a pic.
    That reminds me... magpie season is about to kick off here in Sydney. Paranoia will set in for me for the next 2 months. The helmet hitters are bad enough, the ones that swoop in from underneath and go for the ears are worse.

    I've moved house a few months ago. I knew the local magpies on my old local routes, now I have to get a handle on the manic magpies on my new local routes.

    I'm gonna miss the Eastern Creek Assassin, he was my sprint training coach.

    Saw a Diamond Python the weekend before last. That and the frog spawn in the pond tells me that summer is on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    That reminds me... magpie season is about to kick off here in Sydney. Paranoia will set in for me for the next 2 months. The helmet hitters are bad enough, the ones that swoop in from underneath and go for the ears are worse.

    I've moved house a few months ago. I knew the local magpies on my old local routes, now I have to get a handle on the manic magpies on my new local routes.


    I'm gonna miss the Eastern Creek Assassin, he was my sprint training coach.

    Saw a Diamond Python the weekend before last. That and the frog spawn in the pond tells me that summer is on the way.

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    Not trail related, but reminds me of a funny story...In the early 80's before I moved out of my folk's house, I was leaving for work one afternoon and looked out to see our family cat crossing the street towards me. Sitting up on the line above were two mocking birds making a helluva racket. One bird left the line followed closely by the other. They dive-bombed my cat! As the first bird got her from behind, she flipped on her back, just in time to grab the second bomber out of the air. She immediately wrapped it up with her front paws and rolled it into a ball while biting its' neck. Dead! Turns out to have been a suicide mission for one of them.

    This cat was the consumate hunter as she was born in the wild. I mean, she brought home EVERYTHING! Including the neighbor's Koi. Oye! (sorry, had to!) She even brought home vegetables from the neighbor's garden; everything from lemon cucumbers to eggplants!

    When she had a litter of kittens, she attacked a German Shepherd who's owner didn't heed my warning to walk her dog across the street, for its' own good.

    I miss that cat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    True story... Again no pics, sorry.

    Riding in Annadel where the wild turkeys have sort of taken over and came upon what I assume to have been a mama turkey with her young flock behind her. I stopped and let them cross a trail 20-30 feet ahead of me. As the last young one was clearing from the trail, a bobcat came out of nowhere and grabbed the last little one and ran off with it. Mama was pissed!
    Thanksgiving for the Bobcat!

    Actually, I wish they would kill more turkeys here in San Diego county. Turkeys are an invasive species here, and they are wreaking a bit of havoc on other animals' food supplies.

    The coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions can't kill them fast enough, IMO.

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    Grumpy, when that start swooping at stop. Sit on your bike with your foot on the gutter and arms crossed. Just sit there and stare at them and talk a bit. They will soon see you are not a threat and get use to you. It won't be long before they will leave you alone and keep swooping the bloke behind you that madly waves his arms in the air trying to scare them away. Better still take a little bit of mince meat with you and roll it up into little balls and throw it up into the air for them to feed on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    Thanksgiving for the Bobcat!

    Actually, I wish they would kill more turkeys here in San Diego county. Turkeys are an invasive species here, and they are wreaking a bit of havoc on other animals' food supplies.

    The coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions can't kill them fast enough, IMO.
    They're out of control here, too. The incident that I witnessed, while startling, was nature at work. Not often you get to see that.

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    Slowish trail ride with the kids today - plenty of stops so we saw quite a bit of wildlife
    Photo's not great - from an iPhone. Long Tailed Macaques and a Banded Sunskink.
    Also saw a couple of monitor lizards and a reticulated python but didn't manage to get snaps of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    True story... Again no pics, sorry.

    Riding in Annadel where the wild turkeys have sort of taken over and came upon what I assume to have been a mama turkey with her young flock behind her. I stopped and let them cross a trail 20-30 feet ahead of me. As the last young one was clearing from the trail, a bobcat came out of nowhere and grabbed the last little one and ran off with it. Mama was pissed!
    And a delicious trailside meal was had by the bobcat.
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    Here are some animals I saw last week up the Bridge River.

    This bird was flying drilling equipment to a site in the alpine.
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    At the end of the valley in the rocks were little pikas everywhere, not sure what species
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    And right beside them, big hoary marmots
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    Lounging in the sun
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    And this friendly little weasel poking out of all the nooks and crannies
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    And then a beaver on the way back in the Lake
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    Oh and this, on the way back there were lots of deer and wolf tracks in the sand, but I never caught up with them.
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    Mark and a SimpleJon some great sightings.

    Mark a weasel and wolf tracks how cool is that.

    SimpleJon couple monitor lizards and a python. Nice!
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    Great pics!

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    Wolves in BC? That's a trip.

    How big are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    Wolves in BC? That's a trip.

    How big are they?
    They would be Timber Wolves which would make them the largest wolves of all the species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    Wolves in BC? That's a trip.

    How big are they?
    Yeah I've seen them twice. Once last year in the Chilcotins, on the trail everyone whips down. He was watching me pack up. And a few years earlier I saw them in the central coast fishing for salmon with a grizzly bear. They weren't super huge but I was far away so hard to tell.





    The other day driving back I scared a dog up in front of me which must have been a coyote. Looked different than the ones I see in Mexico.
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    ^Looks like a wolf to me.

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    ^Yes, I agree,that looks more like a wolf. The skull is shaped differently than a coyote.

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    Yes that was a wolf. The one I saw in the Chilcotins last year. I couldn't get a shot off of the coyote in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Yes that was a wolf. The one I saw in the Chilcotins last year. I couldn't get a shot off of the coyote in time.
    I could tell because I'm intimately familiar with the cranial topogrophy of coyotes, having shot a half dozen or so in the head with high powered optics.

    That ain't no coyote skull right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    I could tell because I'm intimately familiar with the cranial topogrophy of coyotes, having shot a half dozen or so in the head with high powered optics.

    That ain't no coyote skull right there.
    Yes sir both of those photos are of wolves.
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    That critter with the marmot is a pika.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someoldfart View Post
    That critter with the marmot is a pika.
    Sure is good call!
    I knew it but couldn't recall the name.
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    I saw a Desert Tortoise Tuesday at Outdoor Demo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I saw a Desert Tortoise Tuesday at Outdoor Demo.
    That tortoise is so cute ...
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    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    been a bit slack up loading photos the last couple of weeks but just back from a great ride on a new to me trail and this one is worthy of immediate uploading.

    The biggest one I have ever seen.

    That's not a 'roach,........this is a 'roach


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    Smile Shingleback

    Here's a shingleback I saw recently. Every time I see them, they make me think of a turd with legs.

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    Osprey having a trout snack. Missed the actual catch.



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    Mulie. No idea I'm there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    That's not a 'roach,........this is a 'roach
    Nice bush 'roach, and yeah, about a centimetre bigger than the biggest one I've ever seen (unless you have hands the size of my 5 year old daughter). Did it spray? They can spray a citronella smelling stuff in defence. Or maybe as a cologne, not sure, but they can squirt.

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    Here's a shingleback I saw recently. Every time I see them, they make me think of a turd with legs.
    Every time I see one they make me think of the time I moved one off the highway near Wilcannia and the bastard chomped me. Crazy animal, any wonder they're always so pissed off when evolution has given them a head that looks like a tail... or a tail that looks like a head. I can never work that out.

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    Not on the trail, but about a mile from the trailhead, I found this fuzzy little guy was crossing the road already in his Halloween colors.
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    Snapped this ring tail possum at Manly Dam last night. He walked right out in front of 8 of us and as I got my phone out he started to walk off. I walked around in front of him shining my helmet light in his face to get him to stop. He did, then he started walking towards me which is when I snapped this shot. He kept coming towards me and I said "You're not the brightest tool in the shed", most will freeze are try and run, and no sooner had I got the words out and he launched at me sending me stumbling back to roars of laughter from my mates. Another fun night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Snapped this ring tail possum at Manly Dam last night. He walked right out in front of 8 of us and as I got my phone out he started to walk off. I walked around in front of him shining my helmet light in his face to get him to stop. He did, then he started walking towards me which is when I snapped this shot. He kept coming towards me and I said "You're not the brightest tool in the shed", most will freeze are try and run, and no sooner had I got the words out and he launched at me sending me stumbling back to roars of laughter from my mates. Another fun night.

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    You could have ended up as front page news.

    "Possum eats mountain biker after biker laughed and called the possum a dull shed tool"

    It could happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Snapped this ring tail possum at Manly Dam last night. He walked right out in front of 8 of us and as I got my phone out he started to walk off. I walked around in front of him shining my helmet light in his face to get him to stop. He did, then he started walking towards me which is when I snapped this shot. He kept coming towards me and I said "You're not the brightest tool in the shed", most will freeze are try and run, and no sooner had I got the words out and he launched at me sending me stumbling back to roars of laughter from my mates. Another fun night.

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    I wouldn't take it personally if I were you. The critter was probably just having a bad night. We all get like that from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    most will freeze are try and run
    Yep, maybe he was just dumber than the average Possum... if that's possible.
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    One lost desert turtle and 3 bears last weekend. Unfortunately the bears ran away before I could get a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    One lost desert turtle and 3 bears last weekend. Unfortunately the bears ran away before I could get a pic.
    And where did all this adventure take place. [part of the world]
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    And where did all this adventure take place. [part of the world]
    So Cal. Frazier Park area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    One lost desert turtle and 3 bears last weekend. Unfortunately the bears ran away before I could get a pic.
    I would have thought the bears running away would be a good thing.

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    I would have thought the bears running away would be a good thing.
    Oh it was. They were a safe distance away. First bears I have ever seen in person. Would have liked to have gotten a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    So Cal. Frazier Park area.
    Very cool area.
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    did you at least get one of Goldilocks
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    Goldilocks petting the turtle.
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    sssnake. It's a baby Southern Pacific rattler

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    Where in the world was this picture taken? That does not look like tortoise terrain at all.

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    Where in the world was this picture taken? That does not look like tortoise terrain at all.
    West of the Grapevine near Lebec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    West of the Grapevine near Lebec.
    Wow, seeing a Desert Tortoise in So Cal is a very lucky find. I've only seen one alive (Joshua Tree National Park) and a few dead ones around the desert regions of the SW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Wow, seeing a Desert Tortoise in So Cal is a very lucky find. I've only seen one alive (Joshua Tree National Park) and a few dead ones around the desert regions of the SW.
    Yes that is a rare sight and also a strange place to see one. In all my years of venturing in the So. Cal. deserts I've never seen one. They are protected and I think on the endangered list. Several years ago my X girlfriends sister called her from San Bernardino and said she caught a tortoise wandering around her neighborhood. I immediately thought of the California Desert Tortoise and told her it was illegal to keep. She didn't care and kept it anyway. A couple months went buy and we went up to visit her. Upon seeing her pet tortuous I determined it wasn't a California Desert Tortoise but an African Tortoise. Apparently a pet store or someone's pet set free.

    He looked like this photo.
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    Yes that is a rare sight and also a strange place to see one. In all my years of venturing in the So. Cal. deserts I've never seen one. They are protected and I think on the endangered list. Several years ago my X girlfriends sister called her from San Bernardino and said she caught a tortoise wandering around her neighborhood. I immediately thought of the California Desert Tortoise and told her it was illegal to keep. She didn't care and kept it anyway. A couple months went buy and we went up to visit her. Upon seeing her pet tortuous I determined it wasn't a California Desert Tortoise but an African Tortoise. Apparently a pet store or someone's pet set free.

    He looked like this photo.
    That was my thinking. It almost seemed domesticated. Someone's pet left behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    That was my thinking. It almost seemed domesticated. Someone's pet left behind.
    No I think your sighting was a legitimate wild California Desert Tortoise. It's just a rare sight and a rare area for them to turn up. But they do get displaced with all the building going on in California. You may want to inform the California Fish and Game of the sighting. That species is so rare and endangered they like to keep track of all sightings.
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    Wow! I guess it was just excited to see other signs of life. It literally walked up to each of us as almost to tell us he was lost. I'll let the local resident know so he can pass on the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    No I think your sighting was a legitimate wild California Desert Tortoise. It's just a rare sight and a rare area for them to turn up. But they do get displaced with all the building going on in California. You may want to inform the California Fish and Game of the sighting. That species is so rare and endangered they like to keep track of all sightings.
    I found 2 desert tortoises but both were in AZ.

    Once I found a tortoise in LPQ Preserve, but it turned out to be an illegal alien tortoise. I met the Ranger back at the scene and we attempted to find it so she could keep it in the Ranch House visitors' center as a kids' attraction, but the bugger had either become coyote food or was just hiding out.

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    In the Rincon Mountains on the east side of Tucson:
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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    Wow! I guess it was just excited to see other signs of life. It literally walked up to each of us as almost to tell us he was lost. I'll let the local resident know so he can pass on the info.
    That's the right thing to do to keep the species in check.


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    I found 2 desert tortoises but both were in AZ.

    Once I found a tortoise in LPQ Preserve, but it turned out to be an illegal alien tortoise. I met the Ranger back at the scene and we attempted to find it so she could keep it in the Ranch House visitors' center as a kids' attraction, but the bugger had either become coyote food or was just hiding out.
    Too funny! ^^

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    smilinsteve cool sighting.
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    Decent sized black snake while doing a greenway ride with my wife
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    Does used to be wildlife count?

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    About a year ago I saw a tortoise at Lake Miramar, but don't know
    what kind it was. Was still fun to see it.

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    Here are some things we saw the other week from our Sea of Cortez trip. I flew in to LA where my friend Mark lives. Then we drove down to San Diego, went east to Calexico, and south down the SoC and then crossed over to highway 1 by Coco's corner and then down to Guerrero Negro on the Pacific side. Then back the way we came. The Cortez side is so much nicer to drive now than the Pacific side, way too much traffic around Ensenada and San Quentin. Not technically wildlife "on trail" but we had ye olde Mukluk fatbike with us.

    First stop was Punta Final where we spent a few days in a secluded cove. Mark spearfished and I snorkelled. There were constant yellowtail and mullet and jack boils all over the place. These are mullet. We drove up to an overlook afterwards to take this shot. I didn't at first bring my telephoto lens out because I didn't think I'd need it and then a turtle swam by! I would have had a shot of it!



    A coyote came by the second night and Mark's dog Quincy chased it away. There's always a coyote nearby. I left some fish carcasses for him to eat.


    The buzzards liked it too.


    Pretty grouper I caught, we let it go.


    I would have gotten some underwater shots but I accidentally had the open back on the housing and fried my new Gopro 3+ black! I managed to dry it out, flush with fresh water so it now takes video again but acts funny and has no audio.

    Mark loves killing groupers though. I caught the jack out in my packraft. Amazing spot, so much fish life. I have to work on my breath holding to stay down for a few minutes. I went around a rock and stumbled on a monster grouper, must have been 100 pounds. Luckily Mark didn't see it and I told him not to shoot it if he did. Later up on that cliff we saw it swimming around the rocks.


    Cooking up the jack. Yum.






    A hummingbird.... moth!


    I just got a blacklight flashlight. Within 2 seconds of turning it on I found a scorpion. It was small and a few seconds later I found this one. They are everywhere. I will never camp in Mexico outside a tent.



    Here is the monster in daylight with his goofy eyes.


    Then we drove across to the Pacific side to hit Laguna Manuela and the shark head dumps to get shark teeth. These were great whites.




    A seal skull in the beach.


    A coyote skull washed down from the recent hurricane. I took this one home.




    These big caterpillars were common, with all the recent rains spurring some new plant growth.


    I was so sad to see this mangy little pup at a truck stop at Jesus Maria. I wish I could have taken her home, she was so scared. Too big though. I should have gotten mange meds and given them to strays as they beg for food. Poor little girl.


    Here is my puppy Reina that I got last trip from Guerrero Negro, she was small enough to carry on the plane. She was in terrible shape, for sure would have died. Before and after.





    Then back to the Cortez side on the way back up, staying at Papa Fernandez's beach, super windy but I survived. Another coyote looking for scraps but Quincy would have none of it. It looks like the coyote is stalking him but Quincy had just charged it.




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    ^ Awesome pics and report, Mark! Those coyotes are cool looking. I see some around my house here in So Cal that are big and plump from all the cats and small dogs they eat around here.

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    Mark very cool write up and photos. My brother lives in San Diego and has been going down to the a Sea of Cortez once a year for 15 years. A group goes down for a week of windsurfing and he also has numerous similar photos as yours.
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    I thought that taking your dog on a Mex vacation was a big problemo, Mark. No?

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    So Mark I'm confused with your story line. You met up with a guy named Mark apparently there were two Marks on this trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    So Mark I'm confused with your story line. You met up with a guy named Mark apparently there were two Marks in thus trip.
    It was a trip literally Marked for adventure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    So Mark I'm confused with your story line. You met up with a guy named Mark apparently there were two Marks in thus trip.
    I think it's clear that they left their Mark there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    It was a trip literally Marked for adventure!

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    I think it's clear that they left their Mark there.
    I'm just hoping he finds his way back to the U.S. unscathed.
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    Yeah we are both Mark. And never had a problem bringing a dog down, not sure if you're supposed to or not. Yeah there are even lots of coyotes up here in Canada, saw like 3 yesterday in Stanley Park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Yeah we are both Mark. And never had a problem bringing a dog down, not sure if you're supposed to or not. Yeah there are even lots of coyotes up here in Canada, saw like 3 yesterday in Stanley Park.
    Mark thanks for clearing up the whole double Mark scenario. For a minute there I thought I was losing my mind.

    Once again great write up and photo spread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Mark thanks for clearing up the whole double Mark scenario. For a minute there I thought I was losing my mind.

    Once again great write up and photo spread.
    Really? You had a hard time with Mark having his friend Mark along for the trip? Seemed possible to me.

    What I am trippin' on is how in the farg they got from Canada all the way to Baja?!

    Let's hope Mark, or his friend Mark, chimes back in to fill in the blanks. Mark my word, this is something we all need to know in order to avoid having the suspense leave a permanent Mark.

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    Right on the Mark, Hawg!

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    Mark my word.

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    Ah Mark B.C. is from Canada and flies down to LA every year or so to go on a trip to Mexico with Mark L who lives in Long Beach. And Morgan from Ventura and Markos from Laguna sometimes come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Ah Mark B.C. is from Canada and flies down to LA every year or so to go on a trip to Mexico with Mark L who lives in Long Beach. And Morgan from Ventura and Markos from Laguna sometimes come.
    Got it!

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    Mark, Mark and Markos.. Morgan must feel like the odd man out, although you are all part of the 'M' club.

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    Oh and Mark L's wife is Mary
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Mark, Mark and Markos.. Morgan must feel like the odd man out, although you are all part of the 'M' club.
    All three of them share 3 like letters in their names!

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    Oh and Mark L's wife is Mary
    Please don't tell us that they have kids whose names start with "M".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Yeah we are both Mark. And never had a problem bringing a dog down, not sure if you're supposed to or not. Yeah there are even lots of coyotes up here in Canada, saw like 3 yesterday in Stanley Park.
    You also have those 'coywolves' up there, don't you? None of them in SoCal or Baja.

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    Last night Myrtle the Turtle damn near met Racing Ralph.



    With the deep brightly-colored leaves, and low-angled light I saw him/her at the last second,
    as legs/head retracted into shell. (older pic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Really? You had a hard time with Mark having his friend Mark along for the trip? Seemed possible to me..
    Oh I never doubted the possibility. I just didn't understand why Mark in his original post was talking about himself in the 3rd party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Oh I never doubted the possibility. I just didn't understand why Mark in his original post was talking about himself in the 3rd party.
    Well, he wasn't doing that. Only Hawg, with his multiple personality disorder does that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Last night Myrtle the Turtle damn near met Racing Ralph.



    With the deep brightly-colored leaves, and low-angled light I saw him/her at the last second,
    as legs/head retracted into shell. (older pic)
    Looks like an Eastern Box, like mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Well, he wasn't doing that. Only Hawg, with his multiple personality disorder does that.
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    Yellow Rat Snake

    It warmed up to about 80 after a few days in the 60s here in NE Florida. This guy came out and parked himself in the sun. He must have been a little cool because he allowed me to get within 12" to take this photo and never moved.
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    ^ It looks pretty trim. Needs a "yellow rat" for lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^ It looks pretty trim. Needs a "yellow rat" for lunch.
    It's also very crooked. Maybe a wire clothes hanger would straighten him up.
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