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What sort of critters do you see on your runs?<br><br>
Here's what I saw on Tuesday when I ran a loop near my home in So. Cal.:<br><br><br>
a Raven<br>
Seagulls<br>
a flock of Mitred Conures<br>
a skunk<img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br>
a squirrel<br>
3 crows<br><br>
I live in a rather urban area, so I'd like to hear what everyone else sees...
 

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Common sightings: Hooved rats (aka deer), raccoon, possum, squirrels, woodchucks.<br><br>
More rare: Muskrats, mink, coyote, various UFO (unidentified furry objects).<br><br>
Large birds: Swans, osprey, heron, bald eagle, owls, wild turkey.
 

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skunks (twice) (<img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"> is right!)<br>
ducks & geese<br>
pheasants, quail & guineas<br>
coyote (once)<br>
porcupine (once)<br>
snakes (mostly garter and bull)<br>
hawks<br>
golden eagles<br>
ravens<br>
cranes<br>
pelicans (yes, there are pelicans in Utah!)<br>
owls (twice)<br>
various birds I can't identify<br>
brook trout<br>
tarantula (once)<br>
deer & elk<br>
bison & black bear (in Yellowstone <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">)<br>
livestock (cows, horses, sheep, llamas, ostriches, emus)<br>
cats<br>
mean dogs<br>
nice dogs<br>
gnats & mosquitoes<br><br>
I bet the regular trail runners have some good ones.
 

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Hi dromedary! Seen lots of animals on my runs<br><br>
eagles, falcon, turkey, canadian geese, ducks, crane, many other types of birds.<br><br>
Moose, Deer, bighorn sheep, rocky mountain goat, elk, bear, muskrat, mountain voles, rock chucks, pika, coyote, squarel etc.<br><br>
Trout<br><br>
Rattlesnakes, water snakes.<br><br>
Dogs, cattle, sheep, horses, lama, alpaca, goats, chickens, mule, rabbit, cats, ostrich, various other livestock and pets.<br><br>
Larry
 

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Daily fauna include: dogs, cats, raccoons, garter snakes, feral rabbits, squirrels, deer, crows, ravens, seagulls, canada geese, and mallard ducks.<br><br>
I feel lucky if I spot: owls, trumpeter swans, snow geese, cormorants, any of our other amazing over-wintering waterfowl, blue herons, bald eagles, otters, turkey vultures, seals.<br><br>
Very, very rare: A pod of Orcas.<br><br>
I once saw: Humpback whales. Wow, dude.
 

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I've seen my share. But one of the more interesting episodes was nearly getting hit by a deer! Running down a trail, yes headphones on (shoot me), when boom, a deer bolts out of the woods on my right, and bounds across the trail just in front of me. Scared the bejesus out of me. It was so close I could smell it. A few feet further up and I would have been clobbered.
 

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Whoa Pro! <img alt="shock.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif"><br><br>
Regularly see:<br>
cats<br>
dogs<br>
rabbit<br>
pelican<br>
crane<br>
heron<br>
egret<br>
duck<br>
pigeon<br>
seagull<br>
starling<br>
squirrel<br>
hawk<br><br>
have seen rarely<br>
raccoon<br>
possum<br>
coyote<br>
owl<br>
falcon<br>
llama<br>
goat
 

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Frequently see deer and turkeys. I have seen coyotees on occasion...once or twice a year. Have also seen a few skunks, but fortunately I saw them before I was within range.<br><br>
Victor
 

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I am not very good at identifying animals, especially the winged variety, but I have seen a number of things.<br><br>
many dogs, mean or friendly (some with owners, mean or friendly)<br>
cats<br>
rabbits<br>
the occasional racoon<br>
coyotes (rarely)<br>
once I spotted a fox<br>
ducks (we have a duck pond in the 'hood)<br>
canada geese<br>
owls (rarely)<br>
crows<br>
numerous LBB's (little brown birds)<br>
other birds I can't identify but they're neither little nor brown<img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"><br>
squirrels<br>
seagulls<br><br>
Is there anyone else out there who say hello to them? I always greet the ducks at the pond, the rabbits and the cats. I am a bit weary of the dogs, coyotes etc. and the birds are just too numerous...<br>
j
 

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Were I am running now I regularly see cottontail bunnies, racoons, blue heron, crows plus the regulat dogs and cats.<br><br>
When I ran in Colorado I ran a mountain road where I would regularly run through a herd of Bighorn sheep. It was a little spooky running by where they are within an arms reach. I always made sure I didn't get between a mama and her baby and that if they got spooky they had a clear path to go up the hill...not through me. It was fun!
 

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In addition to a variety of ordinary critters like birds, ducks, goats, geese, dogs, etc. I run by quite a few different horse properties, so I see many horses. I see cows and a few of my runs also have me going by alpaca farms. I usually say hi to the horses and cows when I go by - as they seem pretty intent on watching you. Alpacas seem to get started fairly easily and if they are close to the fenceline by the road where I'm running, they dart off a few feet away pretty quickly.
 

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Pretty much all the wild animals native to southern Oregon except a mountain lion, but I have seen hugh cat tracks in the snow.<br>
Deer<br>
Squirrels<br>
Rabbits<br>
Skunks<br>
Bobcats<br>
Black bear (although one was cinammon and the other brown)<br>
Turkeys<br>
Eagles (before and after Joe Walsh,.........<img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"> oh the bird)<br>
Owls<br>
Hawks<br>
Osprey<br>
Elk<br>
Coyote<br>
Fox<br>
Racoon<br>
Salmon<br>
Steelhead<br><br>
All the regular domesticated animals & livestock.<br><br>
The most interesting animal sighting was in Death Valley about 3 or 4 years ago. I was running at dawn on the main paved road in the Furnace Creek area and a coyote ran with me along the other side of the road for about 20 seconds or so. It was very cool and surreal.<br>
I also had a little half grown kitten run along with me for at least 2 or 3 minutes last year at the Boulder marathon.
 

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I see dead people, oh wait that was a movie I saw <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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I got yer dead skunk in the middle of road<br>
Stinking' to high heaven.<br>
Yeah I got yer dead cat and I got yer dead dog<br>
On a moonlight night I got yer dead toad frog<br>
Got yer dead rabbit and yer dead raccoon<br>
The blood and the guts they're gonna make you swoon!<br>
Dead skunk in the middle of the road.<br><br>
But when I run in the city, I don't see much. Sorry.
 

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Greetings Masters!<br><br>
Other than the usual suspects, I've seen:<br><br>
deer<br>
fox<br>
coyotes<br>
blue herons<br>
swans<br>
ducks<br>
geese
 

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I run by a dog park, so I see the doggies and their owners all the time. Another part of the bike path where I run is nicknames Goose Poop Village (ok, only by me), so obviously I see a lot of those. Aside from various common birds and squirrels, the most amazing sight was the mama and baby deer a couple weeks ago (Christmas Day, I think it was, my first double-digit run!). I live in a much too congested suburban area for deer to feel comfortable coming out much, I guess, since I had never seen any there before.
 

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Nothing too unusual for me other than an occasional bald eagle or skunk.<br><br>
Otherwise,<br>
horses<br>
deer<br>
Canadian geese<br>
mallards<br>
llamas.<br><br>
Oh, and I once caught 2 people engaged in a sex act. That was interesting.
 

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<span style="font-family:Arial;">Did you squirt them with you water bottle to break them apart <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"></span>
 
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