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Re: Wildlife

Postby mike_kadow » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:17 pm

JimR wrote:
mike_kadow wrote:Think he was displaced from the fires?

I ask only because I haven't heard of many bears in the Boulder area.
To be fair though, my first summer living here ('08), one adult waltz in from the west through the Sourdough sites in White Ranch OS Park. :shock:


Well, the reason I was on Green Mtn was because Bear & South Boulder Peaks were still closed, so I suppose he could have seen the same sign that I did :) . I had intended to do them but discovered when I got there they are still closed, so I went up Green. I thought it rather ironic that I couldn't do Bear Pk, but instead encountered a bear on Green Mountain.


None taken; I found your commentary humorous. And you got some nice pix too.

Not sure how up to date Boulder is with their webstuff, but this is what I go off of:
http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1158&Itemid=413 &
http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/images/departments/openspace/images_maps/FireClosureAreaBearCanyonOpen_WEB.PNG

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Re: Wildlife

Postby herdbull » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:00 pm

I took this sequence a few years ago in RMNP. The 4-legged thumbless wonder got quite an eye full.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby herdbull » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:01 pm

The Great White Marmot of SW Massive from a week or so ago.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby MtHurd » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:08 pm

Mark Curtis wrote:Wow...that is a cool looking sheep! Great capture!

After some considerable research, it turns out it is a Corsican Ram. It originated in Texas 40 years ago as a result of a cross between a Mouflon Sheep and a Barbados Blackbelly. Evidently their horns can attain lengths to 35 inches and weigh as much as 30 pounds......which is heavier than the rest of the bones in their entire body!

It was interesting to read that they often look to reach summits of hilltops or mountains to get to cooler air.....definitely consistent with that trait here!


Cool, thanks for the info!

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Re: Wildlife

Postby HighCountry » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:05 pm

Mark Curtis wrote:Great! Where did you find this big moose?


He was a few miles south of Lake City. I'd been looking for him all afternoon, and then he turned up with two adolescents. Here's one more of him:

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Re: Wildlife

Postby highpilgrim » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:03 am

Chicago Basin goat

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Re: Wildlife

Postby rking007 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:29 am

highpilgrim wrote:Chicago Basin goat

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Do you have the following few shots where he is in mid air jumping down on you and then the other of an extreme close up of his open mouth right before he mugged you...? Seriously looks like that thing is about to get the drop on you!
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Dan_Suitor » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:43 am

Woodpecker drinking out of a humming bird feeder, pissing Rufous off. He finally met his match.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Floyd » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:55 am

JimR wrote:A couple other people and I retreated across a bridge toward the outhouse--because everyone knows that wild bears don't use outhouses in the woods.


Great photos and I really couldn't let that one-liner go without acknowledging it.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby highpilgrim » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:05 am

rking007 wrote:
highpilgrim wrote:Chicago Basin goat

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Do you have the following few shots where he is in mid air jumping down on you and then the other of an extreme close up of his open mouth right before he mugged you...? Seriously looks like that thing is about to get the drop on you!


I was more afraid he would engage in goat bowling...there were several of us pins there in his lane.
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Re: Wildlife

Postby letourneau41 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:22 am

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Two Marmots on Yale
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Re: Wildlife

Postby Mark Curtis » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:54 pm

I will add to the marmot parade......this is somewhere along the Linkins Lake trail near Independence Pass.

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