Jacques

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I have a bunch of these. Giant rats!
 

Bill Talbot

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I'm very fortunate to be the overseer of our Peregrine Falcons where I work. It's been 8 years worth of fledglings since Mom first showed up on top of our building.

Couple of pix, first the matriarch and ruler of all you can see...
And then some of her fledglings
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This is mom, she don't take sh!t from no one!
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Here's some of the offspring

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socalgal

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I have a not so secret desire to one day be a falconer.
So I'm very fortunate to be the overseer of our Peregrine Falcons were I work. It's been 8 years worth of fledglings since Mom first showed up on top of our building.

Couple of pix, first the matriarch and ruler of all you can see...
And then some of her fledglings
.
This is mom, she don't take sh!t from no one!
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Here's some of the offspring

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Joal

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I have to agree upthread, giant rats. It's rutting season in the hood. I had deep hoof gouges in my lawn, broken branches and displaced boulders one morning. Either a battle royal or the other thing.

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SSSdave

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A couple yellow-bellied marmots, marmota flaviventris, beside our timberline camp spot at 11k+ in Humphreys Basin of the John Muir Wilderness. August 2, 2018 day 2 of an 8 day backpacking trip had considerable afternoon thunderstorms with thunder, lightning, and hail. The basin has barren expanses of glaciated granite with considerable piles of boulders interspersed with flowery turfy meadows and streams from melting snows, that are ideal for marmots. And the big rodents that live in colonies were everywhere. Adults are 19 to 27 inches long and as much as 11 pounds. Living to as much as 15 years they hibernate during winter. Since our camp spot for 3 of us was in a remote place others never used, these two, with a favorite pass time of lazing atop highest boulders, didn't seem to be bothered by us as long as we didn't approach closer than about 10 feet.
 

kimmyt

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Saw this cutie just off the trail today hiking around Golden. The herd didn't seem too bothered by our presence as they just stayed about 10-15' off the trail.
 

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Hiked the creekside trail today and spotted a 300 million-year-old Triassic era Proganochelys ... ok they're extinct, but this juvenile Chelydra Serpentina is a darned close second, such a beautiful animal!
 
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