What is the coolest animal to see in the backcountry?

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Post by BirdShooter » Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:01 pm

Nothin' gets the heart racing like a grizz in the wilderness.

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Post by Guests » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:58 am

This doesn't rank up there with Grizzlies, but the nesting family, babies still in the tree, of pileated woodpeckers I saw this spring definitely ranks up there for me.

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Post by Tree Top Flyer » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:07 pm

The coolest for me has to be alligators. I can sit and watch them all day long if they're willing.

I love seeing black bear cubs climbing up the trees. However, I don't stick around for long as momma bear is close.
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Post by Guests » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:12 am

I was on a canoe trip one time in Maine and saw a moose swimming across a lake. A friend and I were taking photos of the sunset and we saw the moose from a distance and got some pictures. That was a great moment in the backcountry. I still have that photo framed and hanging in my living room. It's one of my most favorite moments in the wilderness...... :)

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Post by Stagefright » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:25 am

I say Wolf. Never seen one before and it's the only thing on the list that's eluded me. I prefer to see a lone wolf over a pack. That would scare the shit out of me - especially at close range.

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Post by Guests » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:30 am

I was camping at a wilderness area in ma.and on my way back to campsite saw something through brush so we waited and evetually a moose came into site we stayed in that spot and watched it come closer it finally went right to my site and actually checked things out.It was awesome and I had my siister there and it was first time she had ever seen one.so cool

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Post by April Flower » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:24 am

The wolf is by far the hardest to see in the wilderness. It gets my vote.

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Post by Moondoggy » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:39 am

I went from never having seen a bear in the wild to seeing three in two back to back weekends. These were three of the most exciting wildlife encounters for me.

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Post by BirdShooter » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:56 pm

Moonpooch, wait 'til you see CC's photo of that bear. The Camel hasn't stopped talking about it. I'm still working him for a copy.

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Post by Guests » Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:37 pm

You have to admit that it's pretty cool to see a rattlesnake coil up, dance the head, rattle the tail, and make you wonder if you are out of striking range.

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