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    WTH kind of animals did I see at Slick Rock?

    Sorry for the noob tourist post, but this is killing me.

    On the practise loop section of SR I saw a couple largish (maybe three feet long, one and a half or two feet tall) animals roaming around along a steep wall part.

    I think they were fury but wasn't close enough to be sure. Just saw ligzht brownish things moving about.

    Not dog shaped, not cat shaped, maybe like a really large gopher type animal?

    This was in Mid September, late afternoon.

    Can anyone help? Saw so many cool animals out that way, but can't seem to think of what these may have been. I know its a bit vague but given the area I can't imagine too many different type of critters there.
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    Ringtail cat.

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    Chupacabra. You're lucky to be alive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Ringtail cat.

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    Appreciate it, are these common there? Nothing else fits that description?
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    Could it be something you smoked before your ride? I walk that loop almost daily with my dog and have never seen anything like that. I've seen plenty of ringtail in the area but they are nocturnal and I've never seen any out in the daytime. Might possibly have been a few fox which are out late afternoon, they are tiny, about that size. That would be my guess.

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    I've experienced some animals out there but they are usually riding some sort of mechanical device.

    Other than that just lizards. And little fish in the puddles. The Moab version of aquaculture.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-bellied_marmot

    Rock chucks are pretty common in Utah. Would be my bet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Ringtail cat.

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    Just ringtail. They are definitely not cats.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-bellied_marmot

    Rock chucks are pretty common in Utah. Would be my bet...
    Would be my bet. Saw a ton of these in UT during the daytime hours when not many other mammals were about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAM313 View Post
    Could it be something you smoked before your ride? .
    No it was late afternoon so the effects of my mornings PCP binge had worn off. (you know walking with a dog generally makes a lot of animals hide yes?)
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    Shinkers, Harold - thanks I think this matches what I recall the best.

    Cheers!
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    Did it look like this? Ringtails are typically nocturnal.




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