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Old 10-13-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: maui
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hi, moving from the midwest to the Southwest is a huge change, but how about your encounters with venomous bugs. snakes, cougar, bear, and where, home ,hiking etc and dealing with that?your story would be fun too read.

bugs
[Iam not venomous,but like chicago bears]
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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I haven't encountered much of anything. I've seen coyotes wandering around in various places (we can hear them at night down on the bosque). An occasional spider or two. Only snakes I've seen were dead ones in the middle of the road. Only cougars I have seen were at the zoo.
Oh yea I did see a huge tarantula recently out on the edge of the desert off Idalia Road. I was in the car so was not too close, but it still freaked me out. Those suckers are huge!!!
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I grew up in Indiana. If you live in town, besides the occaisional black widow or roadrunner, you're not going to have to deal with much. Up in the mountains - maybe a few black bears at a distance and some cool little lizards. Lions are present, but rarely seen. Tarantulas and scorpions are mostly near the outskirts, close to the desert. I imagine you'll be able to handle it just fine.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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This is the time of year when we see tarantulas roaming about looking for mates.

We saw this guy and his friend checking out our driveway the other day.

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Old 10-13-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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Nice photo Jim. Looks good and healthy.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The only 'dangerous' creatures I regularly encounter are Black Widows. Those suckers can get big, too.

I have come across a number of rattlesnakes , too, but I was looking for them.

People who live on the edge of the West side claim to encounter rattlers regularly, in their laundry baskets, under car seats, snugly wrapped around their children for warmth, etc.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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hi, moving from the midwest to the Southwest is a huge change, but how about your encounters with venomous bugs. snakes, cougar, bear, and where, home ,hiking etc and dealing with that?your story would be fun too read.
You might read this thread: Wildlife Sightings, actual animals, not athletes or vehicles.






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Old 10-13-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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The only 'dangerous' creatures I regularly encounter are Black Widows. Those suckers can get big, too.

I have come across a number of rattlesnakes , too, but I was looking for them.

People who live on the edge of the West side claim to encounter rattlers regularly, in their laundry baskets, under car seats, snugly wrapped around their children for warmth, etc.

Well then, Glad I live on the east side!!


OP - I go on 2+hour hikes everyday in the Sandias and all I see are bunnies, birds and bigg ***** beetles!!! I do see lots of larger wild animal poop though!
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:48 AM
 
Location: maui
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The only 'dangerous' creatures I regularly encounter are Black Widows. Those suckers can get big, too.

I have come across a number of rattlesnakes , too, but I was looking for them.

People who live on the edge of the West side claim to encounter rattlers regularly, in their laundry baskets, under car seats, snugly wrapped around their children for warmth, etc.
under car seats, your pulling my leg
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:49 AM
 
Location: maui
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thanks for the thread.
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