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Old February 9 2013, 07:32 PM   #8
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Re: Unexpected Wildlife Encounters

Captain Picard. wrote: View Post
I was on the bus the other day and I felt something brushing against my legs I looked at my feet and it was a cat! He jumped up next to me and everyone else on board was like "why the heck are you bringing a cat on a bus!"
Unexpected, perhaps, but I don't think that counts as "wildlife." Unless it was a bobcat or a South American ocelot.

Finn wrote: View Post
Few years back, my wife and I encountered a young male bear on the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah.
JOOC, how did you know it was a male? I wouldn't want to get close enough to a wild bear to be able to tell its sex!

J.T.B. wrote: View Post
I've seen birds of prey circling my neighborhood before, in the summer, but they were kestrels. This was the first time I've seen a merlin, let alone one in action.
You must really know your birds. I wouldn't know a merlin falcon from a Ford Falcon.
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