Creature you'd most like to avoid on a trail

Discussion in 'Hiking, Camping, and the Great Outdoors' started by Tricia, May 28, 2018.

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  1. Bear

    33 vote(s)
    47.8%
  2. Moose

    25 vote(s)
    36.2%
  3. Mountain Lion (Cougar)

    42 vote(s)
    60.9%
  4. Rattle Snake

    21 vote(s)
    30.4%
  5. Farm Animal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Skunk

    16 vote(s)
    23.2%
  7. Wolf

    7 vote(s)
    10.1%
  8. Coyote

    7 vote(s)
    10.1%
  9. Bugs (mosquitos, ticks, and other tiny nuisance)

    10 vote(s)
    14.5%
  10. Other

    9 vote(s)
    13.0%
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  1. VickieH

    VickieH Out on the slopes Skier

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    When I watched the video, I noticed the swipe by mama bear. Was glad to see it addressed in the article.
     
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    LiquidFeet Making fresh tracks Instructor

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  4. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Thanks. Good article. Note that the author has avoided any reference to the cub as either "he" or "she." I suspect that was due to a conscious effort on his part.

    Don't most mother bears have a number of cubs? I'm left wondering where are her other babies. What happened to them?
     
  5. Sibhusky

    Sibhusky Making fresh tracks Skier

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    It certainly explains why there were no hugs at the top.
     


  6. Jenny

    Jenny Out on the slopes Skier

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    I'm sure you're right - professional writer probably wasn't gushing "Oh what a cute little guy" and cheering it on while writing the article!
     
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  7. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Professional writer wasn't gushing "Oh what a cute little cub" either.
     
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  8. Tony S

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    Brown Tail Moth fibers. Don't know what those are? Count yourself lucky.
     
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    Sorry, I missed this post, and yeah, as I posted later, this makes it sad. :(
     
  11. VickieH

    VickieH Out on the slopes Skier

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    If we're adding hugs at the end of difficult-for-me trails, I may need to vote for "Other" (creatures I'd like to avoid)
     
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    Er, I think the snake bite story is in Arizona??? I was thinking that maybe you meant DC because I'm guessing there is no snake wandering around except in a zoo in the state of Washington at the moment.
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I caught that after I posted and edited.
    Thanks.
     
  15. oldschoolskier

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    Rumor has it that there are vipers of a different breed in another building in DC :eek::rolleyes:.
     
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    Posaune sliding Skier

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    We do have rattlesnakes in the eastern part of the state. Nothing but garter snakes west of the Cascades.
     
  17. Sibhusky

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    But they are not out RIGHT NOW.
     
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  18. NZRob

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    That made for some "oh, gross" research. Fascinating. :)
     
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  20. Monique

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    This is my nightmare. But I don't understand this part -

    The dog was leashed. I'm not sure why the man would be charged for being on a street while a moose was also on the street.
     
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