What is your most memorable wildlife sighting?


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right here, right now
Mar 16, 2019 - 08:27am PT
Household Moose: not frozen and not a dead guy!

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Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Mar 16, 2019 - 09:57am PT
Not the most memorable, but still pretty good.


Social climber
Mar 16, 2019 - 10:49am PT
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Not mine but WOW!

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
Mar 16, 2019 - 11:07am PT
Oh. . . and no fewer than 50 wild turkeys at a time!

Same here. Last summer I thought they were really cool birds. Now, not so much. There are so many and they come around so often that their poop is everywhere. I'm sure the dirt and the local flora love the nutrients but the roads where I walk my dogs is covered and my pooches have discovered they like it. So now I am constantly on their leash as I walk, muttering,"no poop for you." These birds roost in trees inside city limits so no hunters can get them, only the occasional predator. I suspect their numbers will only increase. Same with the deer. City deer are a pain in the ass and seem to be rather sick looking compared to the wild deer.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 16, 2019 - 01:47pm PT
Best sighting TODAY!

A Ruff! No, not a Woof, a Ruff! He/she is sposed to be in Viet Nam!


Mar 17, 2019 - 08:16am PT
I ended up in Missoula for a short period last winter. My first drive down into the Bitteroot, I missed a turn to Blodgett canyon and ended up in the canyon south unknowingly. I started hiking from the trail head in a light covering of snow. After two miles it became thigh deep. At the moment I began to think that post-holing to know where was ridiculous, a lynx appeared in front of me. It sat down on the hill in front of me and watched me. I waited for it to move, but it walked towards me, and as it passed, it just looked up at me acknowledging my presence. I decided to keep suffering, and continued looking for the ice that wasn't in my canyon.

Ten minutes later the Lynx reappeared ahead of me and for some reason decided to walk with me. It stayed ahead of me about a hundred feet showing me the trail, for a very long time. After a few more miles of drudging through snow, I found a small ice curtain over veneered rock. I veered right to meet the ice and the lynx kept onward up canyon. I down climbed then met the lynx's trail again up canyon a distance later. Shortly thereafter, I found a smattering of rabbit and lynx tracks circling a large section of blood soaked snow. The lynx was ahead waiting for me again uphill. I walked around the kill site towards the lynx, and it continued walking ahead. It stayed with me for about another mile, then parted ways again. 10 miles up canyon, my legs began to cramp. I turned around, and headed back to the car, never finding the waterfall I was looking for. On the drive out I saw a sign pointing in the wrong direction for Blodgett canyon.

A long way from where I started
Mar 30, 2019 - 04:55pm PT
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Mar 30, 2019 - 04:57pm PT
Saw a beaver once in the Space Station at Josh...

Mar 30, 2019 - 09:06pm PT
Some memorable ones. My life has been full of incredibly memorable wildlife encounters. These are just some easy to grab pics. Most would be written stories.
little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 30, 2019 - 01:03pm PT
Tolomuco, or Tyra, a big neo-tropical rainforest weasel. This male kept me in his eye, grunting the whole time, then hopped up on the trail bench and left a little surprise to show me who's boss, and to say "I'll be back"


Apr 30, 2019 - 02:44pm PT
Out commercial fishing with my Uncle in Alaska 1986. Just north of Danger Point near Angoon AK

Humpback whales bubble feeding....I could see them underwater coming up before surfacing......

They were so near that you can see the lines for our float bag in the picture, and if you look closely in the picture you can see the air bubbles from the whales....


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May 1, 2019 - 09:07am PT
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