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What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby timberlinecolorado56 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:41 pm

I waited another 10 min's afraid of doing anything that might provoke it and finally had to unload 3 in a tree next to me to scare it off.


I'd be careful shooting your gun in rounds of 3. 3 signals of any kind including gunshots is known as a sign of distress. If people were in the area, they might have come running thinking you were hurt or something.
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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby wheaties240 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:25 pm

I would say being stared down by a bear is reason enough for distress.

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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby 14erFreak127 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:15 pm

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I see. :lol: Looks like this kimmarie person left the site. Not good enough for a friend of TGC!
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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby CO_girl66 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:04 am

Considering how far apart the eyes were it was probably a deer or elk.. Possibly a cow but most likely an elk. You can tell alot from the sounds that it was making while you were moving. If they sounded more like a bunch of twigs were breaking it probably had a larger foot such as a mountain lion or a bear. But if it sounded more "careful" then it is more like a deer. Also with how you said it was just starring at you it sounds more like an elk.
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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby mountainrev » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:22 am

When I was on Holy Cross three weeks ago, we saw large elk prints in the fresh snow way above tree line, not too far below the summit. Descending on Halo Ridge, we heard one bugling, although we couldn't see it. So elk are up there, all right.

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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby Mel McKinney » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:32 am

I have to giggle thinking that somewhere an elk or deer is asking friends, "What was that creature I saw with the bright light on it's head?" :lol:
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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby GBguy » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:11 am

i got altitude sickness on Longs and saw a monkey wearing a yellow polo. he told me his name was Herman. that's probably what it was.
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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby tommyoz » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:38 am

I would say deer,cow or bear not elk, they don't just stand and let you walk by them during the time of year that peolple are shooting at them, they are to smart ,accept in winter park maybe, you said 20 to 30 yards off trail and away from you tells me brave and or dumb animal, not elk OH AND I FIRED 3 SHOTS CAUSE, I WAS IN DISTRESS!!! THE BEAR WAS EITHER GONNA RUN AWAY OR TOWARDS ME AND IT OBVIOUSLY WASN'T AFRAID OF ME SO FAR , VERY VERY DISTRESSFUL

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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby stlouishiker » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:38 pm

Maybe it was a jackalope

No sounds like a deer or elk.
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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby shredcrazy » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:27 am

you saw a cow!!! blue eye shine plus height, plus dumb stare and not moving. and yeah i see cows in wilderness type areas all the time, its called open range! thats why they have cattle guards on alot of mountain roads. i have never been to this mountain, but i have been all over colorado!

also some helpful info from google research:
i was looking all over for this info and finally concluded that; mountain lions have goldish green eyeshine and bears have red eyeshine,
dogs and coyotes are gold/greenish, deer are whitish, owls are red/orange, cows and horses are blue, sheep and goats are blue/green, bighorn sheep are sage green,
frogs are green, and spiders are silver.
humans dont have eyeshine, but red eye from a camera flash is only from an upclose and bright flash reflecting off the blood vessels in our eyes, but we dont have reflectors or Tapetum lucidum which helps animals see in the dark.
interesting stuff!!!

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Re: What animal did I see on Holy Cross?

Postby MUni Rider » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:27 am

Here ya go:
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