Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Derkderkall, Aug 15, 2018.
Wow, cool pic.
About the big rides or the Gila Monsters?
@Voodoo Tom and I came across wild kingdom yesterday in our adventure.
In order of appearance:
One Lady hiking
Several very large Heifers (some stampeding)
About 8 or 9 Deer
One Charging Mule Deer
Several Sleeping Zombies (can not confirm or deny)
One Fox (four legged kind)
Several more Deer
and Rusty (he's still pretty wild even on visit two)
I did notice that those cattle hadn't missed any meals. They seemed pretty large for range fed. They probably lost a few lbs with you guys chasing/racing them. Good thing they didn't belong to my dad or my uncle.
Looks like your friend is a real traveler.
Yesterday I was all ready to take off from home and when I opened the door at 6am, I couldn't see the street with all the fog. Usually, I really enjoy mornings like this as it keeps the causal riders back on the couch. I waited a bit and took off - perfect timing.
I don't know why, but I was witness to FIVE super cool hawk sightings. All were less than 30' off the ground and all but one involved hunting down sparrows or doves while they raced through tree branches. It was impressive to see how maneuverable the hawks were in the tight quarters. Lucky me!
This is really sad IMO..we’ve taken up so much of their territory and in some situations we’ve boxed them in
On my hike today I saw two gopher snakes, one was dead, but this handsome fella was so docile, he let me pick him right up!
Teach him how to do a handstand - um - maybe a headstand?
Haha, ok! I’ll keep him in my backpack and we’ll do selfies on the trail
Sara, you're supposed to pick them up with your hands.
I know Snakes...I’m a whimp
I will help you get over that, gently, if we encounter a non-venomous snake on a ride some time.
took this a few years ago at Skeggs. Rangers said they had not seen any wild pigs here in a couple of years. there was about 6 of them.
Grow up little guy.
He’s actually full grown
So, what is he then?
He's f@cking small, daddy-o. HEY-O
Its a Yucca Night lizard. They live under things like fallen Joshua trees. Its one of the few lizards that has hard coverings over its eyes, so no eye lids, like a snake. I believe that they are distantly related to Varanids, like the Komodo Dragon.
Stopped to pick some prickly hitchhikers off of my knee and saw this friend getting a morning drink.
Saw three hawks cruising around together today. Seen one or two, never three. Took too long grabbing the phone for pics, see if this works....
Saw mama bear with two cubs near Bridalveil Falls parking lot in Yosemite. Teaching the kids how NOT to break into cars – good job, Mom.
Driving home... Why do deer stand on the freeway? I came so close, right in between two of them after a swerve. Near disaster, watch yerself in pre-dawn hours.
This morning, two does with three fawns right in the yard, my cats are like WTF, we're being infiltrated!
This might not qualify, but encountered seven tarantulas (and only one tarantula hawk) hiking in Fremont Canyon last night. It was 84 degrees at the weather station, so a little brutal ascent (for me). The "coal mine" was, as I recalled from an MTB ride about 15 years ago, not very "miney". One of the smaller subjects; another was pretty large.