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#2140916 - 08/04/17 08:07 PM Re: Wildlife Sightings Skittles
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Sighting a bear while on foot or on bike is quite different from encountering one from the safety of your vehicle. I have seen them when biking and running and it is kind of humbling to know that no matter how fast I am, I would not be able to get away. Thankfully, the black bears around here are pretty shy and like to keep quite a bit of distance between themselves and people - unless it's a mom with cubs then you best be on your toes. We have a few mother bears on our property so I am always keeping a sharp eye out. We also have a large male that is approaching 500 lbs that I would give quite a bit of room. We catch them on game camera video regularly and they are hilarious to watch when they are scratching their backs on trees or rolling around - the cubs are about the most adorable things you could ever see.
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#2140932 - 08/04/17 09:48 PM Re: Wildlife Sightings thomasj
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Hawks and birds of all kinds, meadowlarks sound beautiful, skunks (usually deceased), kit foxes, antelope, deer, snakes. Cows lots and lots of cows. I enjoy my commute.
No snake eating here, pretty much beef here.

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#2140936 - 08/04/17 10:21 PM Re: Wildlife Sightings raitchjay
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Originally Posted By raitchjay
And i'm game for most things....calf fries

I just Googled "calf fries."


Oh heck no!!!
No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away.

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#2140938 - 08/04/17 11:48 PM Re: Wildlife Sightings Skittles
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Y'all lost me at snake.
"You win some, you lose some, you wreck some." -- Dale Earnhardt

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#2140939 - 08/05/17 12:36 AM Re: Wildlife Sightings raitchjay
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the sandy shore
Originally Posted By raitchjay
Originally Posted By HRH Okie Banker
Y'all are welcome to come on down to our annual spring rattlesnake hunt. Lots of festivities including the fried rattlesnake and to hang around the rattlesnake pit. Draws quite a crowd every year.

I will never eat rattlesnake (or any other kind of snake........getting bit by a copperhead and all...i dunno...i just know i'll never want to eat it)....but i'm curious what the taste is like? Is it gamey? Fishy? Chicken-y?

I've had it. It's fairly bland. Tim Love does a dish with rattlesnake & rabbit paired.
I disbelieved what he was saying so hard, I probably created an alternate universe where it wasn't true.

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#2140973 - 08/07/17 01:17 PM Re: Wildlife Sightings thomasj
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Friends are staying in our house in NC and were good enough to send us a picture of the black bear lounging in our back yard. Gee, thanks! shocked
In this world you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.

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#2140981 - 08/07/17 01:55 PM Re: Wildlife Sightings Skittles
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Up at my parents house in New Albany, IN over the weekend and a fawn ran through the front yard. Really adorable!!
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#2140989 - 08/07/17 02:27 PM Re: Wildlife Sightings Skittles
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one state over
I had an eight point buck (still velvet) with 2 does eating from by bird feeder Saturday morning. They hung out about a half an hour then moved on. Hopefully that buck is still around in a month or two.

"Strip the Flesh, Salt the Wound" - Krieg

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#2140991 - 08/07/17 02:33 PM Re: Wildlife Sightings Skittles
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Saw a momma deer and her two babies running across my mother in law's yard this weekend. She has a draw, with lots of trees and cover, behind her house that is popular for the deer to travel.
Just working here until I get my letter from Hogwarts.

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#2141061 - 08/07/17 05:25 PM Re: Wildlife Sightings Skittles
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At our camp we see deer, fox, and lots of birds - pileated woodpeckers, hummingbirds, great blue herons, and a bald eagle that nests nearby (man those things are big!). Locally at home we have been seeing many fox, some of whom are really bold. The dog and I often see them on our morning walk, and sometimes they'll even challenge you to a staring match (you lookin' at me?)

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