Trail critter photos!

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  1. Brewtal

    Brewtal Squirrel Whisperer

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    Of all the times I have been out on the trails, one of the aspects I enjoy the most is the chance to experience nature in her own backyard. The most epic line, for me, will always be overshadowed by a cool encounter with a deer, coyote, hell...even a squirrel or a hummingbird! Let's see some photos of your encounters with some trail critters! Such as some baby skunks!
     

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    Brewtal Squirrel Whisperer

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    Met this little guy (gal?) at Two Foxes at Point Mugu SP
     

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    Bell Canyon Trail
     
  4. Brewtal

    Brewtal Squirrel Whisperer

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    YES! I must presume your encounter was much like my own with an adult skunk...they cruise up to you with a "Sup bud?" atittude? Knowing that, or at least assuming, you know what would happen should you decide to disregard what a skunk can do to you?
     
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    pmortuary They call me D2

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    Had in interesting run in with Frogs/ Small Toads on B* last wednesday, saw about 20 or. I sure hope they're out this week and I'll be ready with the camera.
     
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    denmother Gone riding....

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    Night rides at Sycamore Canyon: 1) Kangaroo rats galore darting in and out of their holes, narrowly missing getting their tails amputated, 2) giant bunnies that run into your front tire and 3) 1 frog. No pics though, too dark!
     
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    Cool looking kitty cats.
     
  8. Brewtal

    Brewtal Squirrel Whisperer

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    Toads! Saw this monster at Wildwood in Thousand Oaks. Sucker was huge! We had the strangest craving for a Budweiser after this encounter, can't quite explain it.
    Couple nights later we saw about 6 or 7 mallard hens further up the trail in one of the creek crossings that seemed to love carrot cake Clif bars! No photos though, bah.
     

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    To the T. Hanging out at the trail junction and this critter was shuffling leaves around about six feet away. Thought it might be a cottontail or a snake. Looked down and yikes.

     
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    No fear. This one looked a little mean.

     
  12. Brewtal

    Brewtal Squirrel Whisperer

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    I believe it! There's a video floating around on Youtube of a rabbit opening a big ol' can of WA on a crow. Never seen anything like it!


    Found it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WS9FTuql3k
     
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    anyone got a pic of a jackalope? ... or el chupacabra???
     
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    jeffj Bloated Mountain B'hiker

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    This little guy was about the size of a quarter.

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    Not unusual to see these guys around.

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    Saw this guy down in Georgia last year.

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    This is why you let your buddy go first if you are the first people on the trail in the morning.

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    This guy tried to get me out at Hahn Trail.
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    Human Trail Kritter...

    Sailor Ripley

    aka Western White-Legged Ballbuster
    No joke... Check his signature
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    Velvet ant (actually a member of the wasp family)
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    I saw this guy on a ride once in Sullivan. I thought it was Dino running off to take a leak but he denied it.[​IMG]
     
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    You wouldn't think it, but the Western White Legged BallBuster is a descendant. Note the (slightly less) hairy arms and less than upright posture.

    As for the Squirrel... not necessarily a trail-find, but common place in the yard. The dogs cornered this one in a pipe, and I set the pipe against the tree so it could escape. It was exhausted and rested in the tree for hours... while the dogs waited impatiently.
     

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    pmortuary They call me D2

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    Thanks for the reminder. I forgot about this story. We saw this guy near upper camp at El moro on the way out. On the way back he or a friend was stagnit in the middle of the trail. I tried to encourage him to "get along lil doggie" but to know avail. I managed to get him in hand to move all was well until I stood up to mive him and he scurred right up my arm. Holy crap scared me and the guys I was with.

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    Two more CANADIAN trail kritters...

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    Dirtmistress: Just saw the pic... :lol: :lol:
     

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