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olderthanIusedtobe
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PostSun Jul 26, 2020 9:28 pm 
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Do dead animals count?  Today driving south on I-5 around Tacoma, dead deer on the side of the road.  Not 100 yards from the T Dome.  Network of surface streets all around there, a few trees, some houses.  What the heck was a deer doing there?
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PostMon Jul 27, 2020 6:30 am 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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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