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  1. cvalue13 Apr 8, 2022

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    Grizzly-Poos aren’t all that bad :D

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  2. Fretworker Apr 9, 2022

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    Going up to Lingmoor Fell in the Lake District last May
     
  3. Fretworker Apr 9, 2022

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    Blea Tarn (Lake District) last year

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  4. Fretworker Apr 9, 2022

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    Grey heron

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  5. Fretworker Apr 9, 2022

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    Sycamore (Gap) at Hadrian's Wall
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  6. time flies Apr 9, 2022

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    ours says "hi"
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    have fun. stay dry
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  7. Fallout Boy Apr 9, 2022

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    latest "shots" (last 6 months)
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  8. Fallout Boy Apr 9, 2022

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  10. cvalue13 Apr 9, 2022

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    you definitely don’t want to tussle with one!

    Alaskan bush pilot I know, been flying and hunting in the Alaskan grizzly bush for 65+ years (he owned a plane before he owned a car), told me something wild.

    Grizzly’s will charge you, 99% of the time as a pure show of aggression. They’ll run full speed at you, then at the last second stop and skid to a halt a few feet or inches from you, turn, and walk away - if you don’t flinch.

    Bush pilot acquaintance said, “standing completely still when a grizzly is charging you is the most unnatural thing you will ever do, but if you don’t do it - if you flinch - the charge becomes an attack. Don’t flinch or die.”

    The topic had come up because a buddy was reeling in a silver salmon when a grizzly jumped into the stream from the far bank and took the fish.

    This bush pilot is they guy who would fly supplies to Timothy Treadwell' “The Grizzly Man” and was among a group of old-timers urging Treadwell to decamp for weeks leading up to his death (the bears had been acting strange for a few weeks leading up to his killing).

    The camp was about about 2 miles up the coast from where we were fishing that day. Was a beautiful day on the coast.

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  11. Fretworker Apr 10, 2022

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    Birch hanging on to some Brimham rocks

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  12. Seaborg Apr 11, 2022

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  13. Fretworker Apr 13, 2022

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    Common Sandpiper at Burnmoor Tarn last summer

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  14. Fretworker Apr 13, 2022

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    Poor shot of otters in the River Tweed outside Berwick. They didn't hang around for a better photo

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  15. Walrus Apr 13, 2022

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    Yes I’m working but I found a new calling, nat geo photographer
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  16. Fretworker Apr 14, 2022

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    Lake District welcome committee (Herdwicks)

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  17. Waltesefalcon Apr 14, 2022

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    I went to watch the sunset at the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge tonight and wound up with a couple wildlife photos.
     
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  18. Fretworker Apr 16, 2022

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    Woodland anemone vying for the sun in the garden today

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  19. Walrus Apr 16, 2022

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    A while back the state epa was looking for “frog counters” people to volunteer really it’s more about recording the sounds in the area. Since I like nature and hiking I took the course and am now on the official frog team. Don’t particularly like the area I got assigned but I’m free to find other areas if I get the latitude and longitude which is easy enough. Met this dude who carved these statue type thing mostly by chainsaw. I watched him do one of a bear it was pretty mindblowing. This was out front today I’m not sure he did it cause he likes to leave the natural wood look. I find 5 is a good time to go but my recording equipment was too cluttered with the sounds of the construction workers still at a new house. I hope what I’m doing serves some good purpose I made myself a better path today as I gotta get past some thorn bushes. I might go back in an hour or so but I gotta do it before sunset. Listening for frogs in swamps and people said I’d never amount to anything certainly this is a pinnacle
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  20. Walrus Apr 16, 2022

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    Gosh darn it I went back at 545 the construction had stopped so I set up my equipment again and did the recording. I sent is to the EPA along with a message telling them the three trails I like that have ponds and I’d like to set up there if it was ok. She asked if I could stay where I was as they don’t get data from that area as no one wants to go because of the thorns and mosquitoes. She did offer to send me some misquoting netting but I declined I can get it myself. So it appears I’m stuck at the swamps looking at frogs. I’m going to have to make some better paths.

    It’s all good I’m glad I can help with the frog survey I just thought I’d be able to do it in nicer areas but frogs don’t care too much about how pretty their home is.