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Snafflehounds

Postby guitmo223 » Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:20 pm

I was just reading Andy Selters' book "Ways To The Sky," and found out that Marmots used to be known as Snafflehounds back in the 1800s. Just thought that was pretty funny. I'm going to start referring to them by that name, since it seems appropriate.
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Re: Snafflehounds

Postby San Juan Ron » Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:03 pm

guitmo223 wrote:I was just reading Andy Selters' book "Ways To The Sky," and found out that Marmots used to be known as Snafflehounds back in the 1800s. Just thought that was pretty funny. I'm going to start referring to them by that name, since it seems appropriate.


I call them whistling pigs -- the first sign of spring. Where are those darn critters? 3-4 more months..........RD :lol:

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Postby solopeak » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:19 pm

:shock: that is my new favorite word.
Snafflehounds.....ATTAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!! :twisted:

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Postby guitmo223 » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:36 pm

solopeak wrote::shock: that is my new favorite word.
Snafflehounds.....ATTAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!! :twisted:


That's funny, especially if you've ever been attacked by a Snafflehound, which apparently occurs pretty regularly on Long's Boulder Field. It happened to me. :shock:

According to Selters, The Reverend William Spotswood Green was climbing Mt. Bonney in Canada in 1888 when his ropes were eaten by Snafflehounds. That probably screwed up his entire day.
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Postby guitmo223 » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:25 pm

Here's one we encountered on Huron - part of a snafflehound pack. Is this scary or what???

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Postby solopeak » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:41 pm

ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?

guitmo223 wrote:Image

I'll eat yo rope, sukka!

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