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Old 12-26-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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What neighborhood are you in?
I am up on the Palmer Divide, far north end of Black Forest, in Elk Creek. I am going to put up a sign in the neighborhood today so others know about it.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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a mountain lion can be thwarted with a punch to the nose, or maybe that was a shark...or a turtle
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:34 PM
 
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It sure beats the skunk I saw behind the garage !
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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It sure beats the skunk I saw behind the garage !
I have had skunks here too! Had a family of them living under my barn. They were actually really cute when then went out on an outing with their mom. The 9 baby skunks followed the mom in a line. I just had to be careful to not startle them when I went out to feed the horses. They are actually good mousers too.
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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a mountain lion can be thwarted with a punch to the nose, or maybe that was a shark...or a turtle
That's awesome.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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a good strategy is to only go out hiking with slow fat people
Like that old joke about encountering bears, "I don't have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you."

Be safe out there. This isn't Vermont.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Apparently we have other wild cats around our place. I caught this photo of a bobcat last night outside our barn (from our motion activated game camera).
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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That is great, bob cats are pretty shy and you don't often see them.
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Pikes Peak Region
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I miss that. When I lived in Florissant I went to pay my rent to be greeted by a mama bear with three cubs on my landlords front porch. When I worked in Cripple Creek a mountain lion used to stalk the back alley on the north side of Bennett Ave. I have a friend in Victor who woke up from the graveyard shift at the mine to find a bear in his kitchen. Crafty bugger figured out how to open an unlocked window. All I have in the Springs is a bear that gets into trash. Not cool because they're seeking food and if the Fish and Game people get called it often turns out bad for the animal, but I'm less scared of the wildlife than a lot of people any day.
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