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PostMon Jul 27, 2020 6:30 am 
olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
Do dead animals count?

You bet! We make up these rules as we play this game.

Deer seem to be everywhere. Imagine the surprise of the driver of the vehicle that hit it.   confused.gif

Imagine the confusion and terror of the poor deer. frown.gif

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PostMon Jul 27, 2020 7:40 am 
We saw a Mountain Beaver last friday when were up in the hills near Sequim picking berries lol. Haven't seen one in years. Kind of a cool little dude.

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PostMon Jul 27, 2020 9:02 am 
Saw a mountain beaver in our front yard once. Pro tip you do not want to see a MB in your yard😡

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PostMon Jul 27, 2020 1:30 pm 
olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
Do dead animals count?

Came across a road kill long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata on my bike ride yesterday. Put him in a sack and buried it out back sandwiched between some wire mesh screening. Will dig him back up around Christmas after the carcass gets eaten and then retrieve/clean up the skull. You can always buy one. https://www.thetaxidermystore.com/all-products/weasel-full-skull-taxidermy-mount-for-sale-22263.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw9vn4BRBaEiwAh0muDE44EnDFM43WMz0LrEaJohDRqICL6aLvvEtp54hiD4iMbooj-UWs0xoCwgcQAvD_BwE

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PostMon Jul 27, 2020 1:33 pm 
A few years ago I was driving around a corner on the North end of Whidbey Island and slammed on my brakes just in time to miss hitting a huge bull elk. He still lives there and has been named "Bruiser" by the locals

Also on Whidbey, last summer a bear swam from Camano Island and then hung around before deciding to swim around the San Juan Islands before returning to Mt Vernon.

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PostMon Jul 27, 2020 1:59 pm 
Mike Collins wrote:
"... long-tailed weasel ..."

Mr. Collins:

I used to have a weasel skull, but when I hung my skull collection up on the fence in the back yard, the squirrels chewed them all to pieces, destroying the the smaller specimens: weasel, coyote, dog, etc.
Still have a big box full of skulls - mostly elk and deer - stashed in the garage.
Are you a skull collector?

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PostSun Aug 23, 2020 1:36 pm 
A bobcat hung around my backyard in Bellevue yesterday for about 15 minutes. It was waiting for rabbits that are frequent visitors. The bobcat sprayed a rock to mark it’s territory before moving on. My backyard is the southeast edge of Bellevue where it abuts Cougar Mountain park. We never put up a fence so it is my backyard but the bobcat's frontyard.

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PostSun Aug 23, 2020 3:53 pm 
^ for the first time in over 20 years I've lived here, we've got bunnies hopping about out here in the north end....

...the trade-off was hardly any raccoons or opossums this season, about which I have no complaints. up.gif

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PostSun Aug 23, 2020 4:03 pm 
Ski, where are you located (general location  is fine). That will be helpful to us.

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PostSun Aug 23, 2020 5:30 pm 
^ about 6 blocks south of Pt. Defiance Park.

don't even think about trying to grow roses out here. the deer are relentless.  mad.gif

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PostSat Sep 05, 2020 5:20 pm 
The first time I summited Mt Baker in the late 1980's was under a lenticular with high wind and low visibility. My partner and I were walking side by side across the summit plateau when a filed mouse ran across our path in front of us and disappeared in the gloom.

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PostSat Sep 05, 2020 5:39 pm 
ScottP wrote:
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Interesting! That is similar to reports of mice in Rainier's crater. As I theorized earlier in this thread I believe the little ones might be stowaways in climbers' packs. Or they were just hopelessly confused and off route.
Who knows?

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PostSat Sep 05, 2020 6:30 pm 
Dropped by birds of prey.

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PostSun Sep 06, 2020 7:43 am 
I thought that too. Clumsy hawk or eagle couldn't hold the little squirmer in its talons. You'd think the fall without a parachute would have caused a mousy heart attack.
But possible! An unlikely occurrence of a critter might require an unlikely explanation.

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PostSun Sep 06, 2020 8:50 pm 
Not sure if this is posted already, but there are wolverines in Mt Rainier NP.

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/aug/29/wolverines-return-to-mount-rainier-national-park-a/

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