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Old 08-06-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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I like to have a small tomato and herb garden. Also hummingbird feeders. Do you think these would be a no-no? My sister lives in a rural area of Geogia and she had to give up her roses cause deer came in several times and just chewed up the whole plant, thorns and all.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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Had a wild boar attack me in Balsam area a month ago.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Had a wild boar attack me in Balsam area a month ago.
AND???????

Come on man, don't leave us hanging onto a cliffhanger, lol!
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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I like to have a small tomato and herb garden. Also hummingbird feeders. Do you think these would be a no-no? My sister lives in a rural area of Geogia and she had to give up her roses cause deer came in several times and just chewed up the whole plant, thorns and all.
I have a garden here in WNC. We live in an area that has potential to be frequented by bears-- near water source, undeveloped greenspace right across the street, on a ridge. I have been in this location for two years and have yet to see or hear a bear. My garden is more at risk of being eaten by squirrels and bunnies, to be honest. We have a really big dog though, and most of our neighbors have dogs as well. Bears tend to avoid loud, barking dogs.

A friend of mine lives in a similar micro-climate in Haw Creek, has no garden (or dog), and gets bear in her yard regularly. They use the greenspace to go from one habitat to another, and her yard is a convenient cut-through.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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I've seen one black bear in my 28 years in Oregon. That was out in the middle of nowhere, in Wheeler County, Oregon. I live east of the Cascades now, surrounded by the Three sisters, Mt Bachelor, Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson and Three Fingered Jack, all w/lots of forests around them, and my biggest worry is raccoons. Mean buggers! We did have a problem w/cougars coming into town (Bend) last year, but nothing since then.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Okay, so what do you do if you encounter a mountain lion?!!?

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Old 08-13-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Dillon, Montana
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Take PICTURES!!!!! Make sure there is something recognizable in the background . . . we need proof! lol
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: East Asheville
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And ask its little cubbies' names!--lol

Seriously, wouldn't you back off slowly with arms raised high (to look larger than you are) just as you would if you encountered a bear? And hope the lion isn't too hungry?
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Dillon, Montana
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Nah, it's a cat. They don't care how big you are. They'll attack a horse or a cow if they're hungry enough. In this part of the country running towards it making lots of noise (clapping, yelling) should do the trick. They are SO shy here that it wouldn't take much to chase them off. They are so rare in fact, that the wildlife folks (Bass & Deer Police) continue to assure us that they don't exist here. There's been no physical evidence that they are here: no photos/video, no prints, scat (poo), road kill, hunter kills, or other carcasses found or turned in. Eyewitness sightings are all we have to go on. No doubt, they ARE here.

Now, we do have lots of coyotes, and they are NOT shy!
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: East Asheville
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Oh my. Thank you, hymnsinger.

So now I need to know...

WHICH animals do I pretend to threaten (ha ha) by raising my arms and such while backing off slowly.....

And WHICH animals do I try to scare off by running towards them, clapping and yelling?

Coyotes??? I need to worry about face-to-face with COYOTES???

Jan
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