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Posted: Feb. 09 2004,5:53 pm QUOTE

Out here in Colorado, the last couple of months,  while going on some caches, it's like we were at the zoo.  We have seen plenty of deer, a couple of elk, a fox that lives by lake Beckwith,  a couple of Hawks, and a Mountain Lion.  

I hope the spring, we don't run into any dangerous animals like a bear or something.  We have taken our new dog JAKE  on a couple of caches, so with any luck, he will help out.  Even though at work the other day in Pueblo West, CO. a Bald eagle, with a wing span of around six feet, was circling the house I was building.  Jake was walking around the whole time.  That's when one of the guys said I better get my dog, the Eagle is going to snatch him.  I guess this is a serious problem out here.  Any ways, what kind of wild animals have you seen while caching?

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Posted: Feb. 09 2004,7:05 pm QUOTE

Quote (upinyachit @ Feb. 09 2004,7:53 pm)
...what kind of wild animals have you seen while caching?

It's been a long time, but I used to see an animal that looked like a fox, only much bigger.  And it could walk upright on two legs, tho it also seemed accustomed to crawling about.  It's fur was patchy, almost follicle-challenged.  The beast might have been someone's pet as it was wearing a beaded collar and answered to the name of "Roger"  :wave

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    Posted: Feb. 28 2004,8:01 am QUOTE

It seems like a muskrat and a red fox were the last two things we've seen.
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    Posted: Feb. 28 2004,4:42 pm QUOTE

Mostly mosquitos, black flies, deer flies, yellowjackets, white-faced hornets, ants, spiders, ticks, fleas, and other assorted unpleasant things.  But we also have encountered deer, various snakes, (possibly) a bear, dozens of bird species, newts, toads, frogs, bullheads, turtles, squirrels, chipmunks, mice, moles, voles, rabbits, a coyote, bats, feral cats, fox, otters, and glimpses of various other beasties we couldn't immediately identify.  

Actually, we're as (or more) interested in the wildlife and vegetation on our cache hides and hunts as we are in the caches.  Another excuse to get out in the woods!:D


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    Posted: Mar. 14 2004,3:20 pm QUOTE

Hmm. what kind of wildlife have I encountered caching ( other than other cachers)?  I am very fortunate to live in Lexington KY, which is just filled with all sorts of critters. Bless the city's protective wildlife ordinances and itsamount of wetlands and woodlands (Thank you Lexington Fayette Urban County Parks and Recreation department and the City Forester)

Flocks and flocks of Mallard Ducks, canadian geese, The occasional Blue Heron, Have been frightened by raccoons while night caching in a wooded park(think they are still talking about it) :p no deer, ...yet... red-hooded woodpeckers, Muskrats, Groundhogs, Red-tailed hawks, Broad shoulder hahks, assorted falcons and other birds of prey. Oh, and Rabbits and opossums, too
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    Posted: Mar. 14 2004,10:00 pm QUOTE

Let's see,
Deer, Rabbits, squirrels, mice, turtles, fish (carp, suckers, and a few rainbow trout for sure), ducks, geese, a pair of swan, other waterbirds (unknowns to me), bald eagles (other big predator birds too). A few weeks ago I saw a opossum, during the day, balled up sleeping next to a big pile of rusty wire spools :rotflmao

Plus many 'bumps in the night'  :thumbs-up


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    Posted: Mar. 15 2004,3:11 pm QUOTE

Let me see....
Deer, Water Moccasins, Pair of nesting bald Eagles, Osprey, Water Moccasins, Egrets,  Seal, various birds and other water fowl


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    Posted: July 27 2004,10:03 am QUOTE

I have only come across hawks flying overhead, small lizards, some rabbits and one diamonback rattler....

MANY times though, I hear that quick "rustle in the bushes" off to the side, as 'something' dives for cover...


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    Posted: July 29 2004,4:31 pm QUOTE

The worse I have yet to come across was my mother-In-Law doing a cache or two!   :laugh:

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    Posted: Aug. 28 2004,9:44 pm QUOTE

Was out doing a cache at a local reservoir and came across acouple of mink. I like them lil rascals.

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    Posted: Sep. 11 2004,1:29 pm QUOTE

Only aminals that I have ssen while caching are typical KY wildlife,  whitetail Deer, cottontail rabbits, assorted non-venomus snakes, Red-tailed and Sharp-Shinned hawks, Greater Bitterns, Blue Herons, Canadian Geese, mallard Ducks, a pair of black ducks once,raccons, striped Skunk, Possums, the occasional southern redneck with brood :p (hee hee) typical KY stuff... I hope to spot one of the newly transplanted Elk someday
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    Posted: Sep. 28 2004,5:00 am QUOTE





Just a few of the many encounters with the wildlife.
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    Posted: Sep. 30 2004,10:55 am QUOTE

Now I can add a 3 month old ( more/less) striped feral kitten to my wildlife list.  I was doing maint. on a cache of mine in the bushes near I-75.  I finished my business and and was starting to get up and go when I spotted a cute little kitty not more than 10 feet from me!... what was so funny was the "hey!  you're a Human!  you arent supposed to be in HERE!" expression on the kittens face.  haha   So Does this couldt as a wild encounter??
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