Tagged With "wildlife"

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Nene (rare Hawaiian Goose), Kauai, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Nene (rare Hawaiian Goose), Kauai, Hawaii
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Guanaco, Torres Del Paine, Chile

DrFumblefinger ·
Guanaco, Torres Del Paine, Chile
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Rhea, Patagonian Steppe

DrFumblefinger ·
Rhea, Patagonian Steppe
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Guanacos, Patagonian Steppe

DrFumblefinger ·
Guanacos, Patagonian Steppe
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Sambar deer buck, Panna National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Sambar deer buck, Panna National Park
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Scenic view, Panna National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Scenic view, Panna National Park
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Blue bull antelope, Panna National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Blue bull antelope, Panna National Park
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Spotted deer buck, Panna National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Spotted deer buck, Panna National Park
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2014: Bats, Botswana

PortMoresby ·
It makes me wonder if I could relax sufficiently to sleep while hanging on with my toes. Or what would happen if I did. Fascinating.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2014: Bats, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: It makes me wonder if I could relax sufficiently to sleep while hanging on with my toes. Or what would happen if I did. Fascinating. I do not recommend you try this, PM. Bats have a reflex that let's them hang on while sleeping. Our poor stubby human toes don't come with this capability.
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Re: ONE IN A MILLION – THE CAMPAIGN KEEPING RHINOS HORNY!

DrFumblefinger ·
I love rhinos and spotting one in the wild is a very special treat. I've only ever seen 3 wild rhinos, all in the Ngorongoro Crater (where poachers are killed by snipers -- no questions asked). Of the many senseless things happening in the world, their slaughter for just their horn makes about the least sense for me. It's sad that ancient pre-medieval traditions are driving these animals to the point of extinction. This seems like a very worthy cause, Tammy, and it's a small thing for us all...
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

PHeymont ·
Looks like a great place for a walk and a learn! You might just be putting Florida on my map...
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Travel Rob ·
What a great walk.I really enjoy the boardwalks that are all over Florida.Really let's you get on top of some interesting things that you don't want to walk through.
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Re: Everglades City, Florida -- where the Mangroves meet the Sea

Dr.Y ·
Karl, this looks like a fun place to have vacation!
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Re: Everglades City, Florida -- where the Mangroves meet the Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Dr.Y: Karl, this looks like a fun place to have vacation! It was a lot of fun, DrY! The airboat rides especially were quite thrilling. Believe everyone in your family would enjoy this. We were there in December and had great weather. The weather during summer holidays would be very difficult, very hot, very humid. And lots of mosquitoes.
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Re: Alligator, Everglades National Park, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
This one was a little creepy. He kept following us as we walked along a trail (probably deciding if we were worth the energy of eating)
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Re: Alligator, Everglades National Park, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
And Little Red Riding Hood said, "My Granny! What sharp teeth you have!"
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Re: Alligator, Everglades National Park, Florida

Former Member ·
It is funny that we tend to think of all animals as "he". Could be a lady gator. You were wise to give him or her your respect and distance. Most wild animals have no interest in two legs, The natural instinct is to hide or run. The exception is when they have been given treats in the past. He or she was probably trolling for tossed treats, not you. If you were the gator, would you rather nibble on salty you or a nice deli sandwich ?
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Re: Alligator, Everglades National Park, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
To determine the sex of an alligator, you need to flip it on its back and inspect the private regions. Alligators don't like that very much. So I'll just call him 'he". No sexism implied or intended.
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Re: Alligator, Everglades National Park, Florida

Former Member ·
That's okay. I will just toss him or her a sandwich and we can part friends. Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: To determine the sex of an alligator, you need to flip it on its back and inspect the private regions.
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Re: Alligator, Everglades National Park, Florida

Former Member ·
Maybe alligators liked to have their bellies rubbed. Give it a try ! Kidding ! Kidding ! Kids and grown ups, don't try this !
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Re: Alligator, Everglades National Park, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by CICAK: Maybe alligators liked to have their bellies rubbed. Give it a try ! After you -- please!
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Re: African Wild Dogs, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Former Member ·
To me, those animal seem otherworldly. They are not so much similar to domestic dogs as of a world of their own. They appear to be very tough. Here's to hoping that they continue to rock our world.
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Re: African Wild Dogs, Chobe National Park, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
Like wolves and coyotes, they need to be tough to survive. But when you watch them, they really seem much like domesticated dogs.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 11). On safari in Yala Park, with a stop in Kirinda

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, TravelandNature! And how about that Junglefowl. Looks like a fancy chicken but apparently a wild species.
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Re: Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

PHeymont ·
Great pictures...I hope telephoto? Wouldn't want to be that close. They're amazingly good at camouflage...I remember a bayou tour in Louisiana a few years ago...we were very surprised when the guide tossed a block of wood into the water near a log...and the log came to life!
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Re: Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

PortMoresby ·
We need a "Don't Like" button.
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Re: Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

GarryRF ·
If Gators see you close by, will they come for a closer look ? When Gators have attacked people - is this because folks have stumbled into their territory ?
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Re: Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

PHeymont ·
I'm reminded of a poem (to give it dignity) by the late Ogden Nash. The Purist I give you now Professor Twist... a conscientious scientist. Trustees exclaimed "He never bungles!" and packed him off to distant jungles. Camped by a tropic riverside, one night he missed his loving bride. She had, the guide informed him later, been eaten by an alligator. Professor Twist could not but smile: You mean, said he, a crocodile!
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Re: Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

DrFumblefinger ·
Wild gators rarely attack people unless you stumble onto them -- say fall off your bike on top of a gator sunning himself. They are happiest to avoid humans. Problems arising when people feed gators. Then they can become aggressive and associate people with food. If you don't give them any, they might decide to take a bite out of you.. That said, gator attacks are still very rare. And yes, they're great at hiding themselves, Pheymont. You really need to train your eye to see them as they lie...
 
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