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Old 05-08-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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What kind of animals do you see on a regular basis? I always hear of black bears and brown bears (and the rare glacier bear) but nothing else is ever mentioned-aside from the bald eagle. What kind of animals would you see in your backyard? And this question is open to all different animals from squirrels to mountain goat. I'm going to be moving there relatively soon to a house that's out the road, does the wildlife become more abundant up there since it is farther from town?
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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There's the local wolf, Romeo. Squirrels, porcupines, deers, ducks, geese, swans, and an occasional mountain goat. In the water, there are humpback whales, killer whales, porpoises, otters and sea lions. In addition to eagles, there are various hawks and of course ravens and crows.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Homer Ak.
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At great risk of sounding stupid whats a romeo?
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Romeo, is the nickname of the local lone black wolf that frequents the valley in Juneau during winter. The story goes that his mate was hit on the road to the glacier, so now he roams my himself, occasionally playing with big dogs in the area. He has taken several small dogs and probably some cats home for dinner, besides the local wildlife. I've been within 25' of him when he followed another hiker down a trail. The first time he followed our dogs and us about 100 yards away. Here's a news story on him:

Where for art thou Romeo? Juneau’s lone wolf elusive as ever - KTUU.com | Alaska's news and information source |
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Barrow,AK
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Well ya never mentioned Bowhead whale, or beluga whales - that's what the Eskimo's eat and live on.




and ya never mentioned we have 4 types of seals


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