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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:45 am 
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This happened a day before I spotted the bear in the tree. The bear in the tree was just 1/8 mile from the Stanley Hotel. In fact I took a couple photos of the Stanley from my bear vantage point. I didn’t know it at the time, but a day before a bear had wandered through the hotel. Could be the same bear.

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.insideedition.com/bear-walks-rocky-mountain-hotel-inspired-stephen-kings-shining-46285%3famp

https://unofficialnetworks.com/2018/08/24/video-black-bear-walks-into-stanley-hotel-in-estes-park-colorado/


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:15 am 
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Cool........ 8-)

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So, is the bear nicknamed Johnny?

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I followed this Ram for 2 miles wandering down the middle of the road. I’ve seen a lot of Bighorns in my time and never have I see one this confused. My only conclusion is he must have been hit by a vehicle and was dazed, although I didn’t see any physical injuries. This is a short clip of 15 minutes of filming and 2 miles worth of watching him wander down the road. After him finally jumping up on to a cliff I was about to give up when suddenly he was back down on the road again. Another 1/2 a mile on the road he finally wandered off and started feeding on some grass. Hopefully he finally came to his senses.



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And then after he finally went off the road at the end of that video ^. Thinking he was alright I passed him and then saw him in my mirror come back down on the road. I flipped a U Turn only to witness him do this again from another angle.



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:41 pm 
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Looks like he was having some fun........ 8-)
btw, was his name "Dodge". ;)

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People got zero patience dicks


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MiniTrail wrote:
People got zero patience dicks


You should see the long video before this one. Complete jackass drivers many almost hitting him.


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That’s the one I committed on. Dude in the truck. Was hoping to see the ram truck get rammed


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MiniTrail wrote:
That’s the one I committed on. Dude in the truck. Was hoping to see the ram truck get rammed


Yes he’s an ass. But I have a video that’s 15 minutes long of this Ram cruising down the road for 2 miles. Traffic in both directions with drivers acting way worse than the guy in that truck. Too long to download to show you though. You’d get bored half way through anyway. ;)


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Prolly a bunch of crooked and frustrated hunters in those vehicles.

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Current predator news, and assertions of killing a defenseless 30-40# cub is troubling. Based on an experience while backcountry skiing in the Wasatch, I believe the trail runner.

Like some local skiers, I kept a secret stash where fresh pow can last for days/weeks. At it's top was a small hidden silver mine, and one day armed with a BIC lighter I decided to explore. Was inside nearly 8' when a distinct growl caused me to stop, immediately I backed out, and luckily nothing pursued. A couple weeks later I returned to lay down some fresh turns. While skinning up the right side I saw tracks - big ones, and atop the slope near the mine opening from about 100' away I saw this..

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:shock: :o Lynx / Bobcat have enormous feet, yet weigh only 20-40#.
After eyeballing me, he/she quickly retreated into the safety of the mine. Felt great to learn what lives inside the mine, and caused me to leave racing stripes in my shorts.

Inside of the mine, I would've become dinner. Outside armed with ski poles it would've inflicted serious damage. Feel fortunate retreat was chosen, and to be left with only a prime memory, and a pair of soiled briefs. ;) :oops:


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Cool story. Wild felines are magnificent creatures.

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Flyin' W, I don't think I've ever heard of a bobcat killing a man. For my part, I have extremely good luck. A bobcat once 'Joined ' me on a seldom used ST on Mt. Laguna. He took the lead (yes, the balls told me it was a 'he') and trotted along ahead ofme, his ears pointed back at me to hear my huffin' and puffin' behind him. At one spot after a quarter mile of so, he hopped off the trail and just sat on the ground and watched me ride by him. He actually gave me the feline 'wink' of friendship as I went by. That was one cool cat.

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Ray, that's a great tale of chasing tail.
It had to be amazing.

I'm sure you're right in Lynx not attacking humans. By entering it's lair I'm happy to not test the theory.


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Great sighting. Love to see stuff like that ~ and ~ have a good outcome for both parties


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Ray, you are a cool "cat". 8-)

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Flyin_W wrote:
Current predator news, and assertions of killing a defenseless 30-40# cub is troubling. Based on an experience while backcountry skiing in the Wasatch, I believe the trail runner.

Like some local skiers, I kept a secret stash where fresh pow can last for days/weeks. At it's top was a small hidden silver mine, and one day armed with a BIC lighter I decided to explore. Was inside nearly 8' when a distinct growl caused me to stop, immediately I backed out, and luckily nothing pursued. A couple weeks later I returned to lay down some fresh turns. While skinning up the right side I saw tracks - big ones, and atop the slope near the mine opening from about 100' away I saw this..

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:shock: :o Lynx / Bobcat have enormous feet, yet weigh only 20-40#.
After eyeballing me, he/she quickly retreated into the safety of the mine. Felt great to learn what lives inside the mine, and caused me to leave racing stripes in my shorts.

Inside of the mine, I would've become dinner. Outside armed with ski poles it would've inflicted serious damage. Feel fortunate retreat was chosen, and to be left with only a prime memory, and a pair of soiled briefs. ;) :oops:


Yes, that is a Lynx and you are one lucky cat to witness that.

Once a good population and for years thought extinct from the state. In recent years they’ve discovered small populations of them in Colorado. Look further up this thread for one that made local news for joining some skiers. LOL


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They're pretty common here. Kinda' fill the gap between house cats and mountain lions.

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norton55 wrote:
They're pretty common here. Kinda' fill the gap between house cats and mountain lions.


You are thinking of Bobcats. Very common throughout most of the states, especially out west. Lynx which are many times confused for Bobcats only live in very cold climates. Up in the northern states and Canada. Slightly larger than Bobcats. Longer rear legs, larger paws for tracking through the deep snows. Tufts on their ears.

https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mamma ... s-lynx.htm


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I stand corrected. 8-)

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Thanks DJ,
Yes the Lynx's tufted ears are quite distinct, and their #'s are dwindling.


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Flyin_W wrote:
Thanks DJ,
Yes the Lynx's tufted ears are quite distinct, and their #'s are dwindling.


One of my favorite wild cats.

Sorry Norton, I hate doing that.

My brother set up a motion sensor game camera in his back yard, North County San Diego. He has weekly Bobcat camera captures as they meander through.

These were from last week.


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Cool. 8-)

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norton55 wrote:
Cool. 8-)


It is cool although he has a small Chihuahua mix that the cats have been eyeballing. The only separation from his backyard to the concrete game trail is a wrought iron fence with hardware cloth to keep the dog in. I fear this dogs days are numbered. Not only Bobcats but many photos of coyotes.

And an occasionall Roadrunner character.


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
norton55 wrote:
Cool. 8-)


It is cool although he has a small Chihuahua mix that the cats have been eyeballing. The only separation from his backyard to the concrete game trail is a wrought iron fence with hardware cloth to keep the dog in. I fear this dogs days are numbered. Not only Bobcats but many photos of coyotes.

And an occasionall Roadrunner character.


Thanks. Can't recall if without Wile E Coyote I've ever seen a Roadrunner.
Regardless, your neighbor's Chihuahua is prime rib on the hoof. :(


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Flyin_W wrote:
DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
norton55 wrote:
Cool. 8-)


It is cool although he has a small Chihuahua mix that the cats have been eyeballing. The only separation from his backyard to the concrete game trail is a wrought iron fence with hardware cloth to keep the dog in. I fear this dogs days are numbered. Not only Bobcats but many photos of coyotes.

And an occasionall Roadrunner character.


Thanks. Can't recall if without Wile E Coyote I've ever seen a Roadrunner.
Regardless, your neighbor's Chihuahua is prime rib on the hoof. :(


Not my neighbors dog it’s my brothers dog and his back yard those critters all walk through daily. Yes, I fear for that little dog.

And if you’ve never seen a real Roadrunner in person you’re missing out on a real treat. Quite the characters and look and act just like the cartoon character. I never knew there was such a real bird as the cartoon character until I moved to SoCal in 1987. I’ll never forget my first sighting of one. I was on a construction site in Fallbrook, Ca. eating lunch with a bunch of guys and one ran across the site. I stood up in amazement and asked what that bird was? They were all locals and were used to seeing them. Of course they all laughed and told me what it was. I was embarrassed I didn’t know but in amazement at such a critter.


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Watched an alien emerge today. Took about an hour start to finish
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Awesome. 8-)

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Way cool Mini. I missed that post.

I had an unusual sighting in The Big Thompson Canyon on Sunday. Rare because few come over the Continental Divide and this canyon I’ve never heard of one being seen in it. I did some research and this young Bull is about 1 1/2 years old. The mothers chase the young bulls away at this age. The small first antler growth and body size is telling. The young female calves stay with their mother for several years and end up wandering off but usually stay in the same area. The young bulls are chased away at 1 1/2 years old and end up wandering aimlessly for miles.



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