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post #31 of 47
At Fernie some years back, doing a snow tour, we came upon a moose. He had a nasty look on his face and the locals amoung us got very nervous.
post #32 of 47
I went on a snipe hunt once. Best time I ever had.
post #33 of 47
anyone whos skied in NZ will be familiar with the Kea's ... a bird specific to NZ and absolute bastards when it comes to your car

they will chew the rubber seals, windscreen wiper blades, tyre valve heads ... ANYTHING, in a few minutes flat!. Ok ,maybe exaggerating, but nevertheless theyd trash your car nicely.

Pretty amazing survival story though for the breed.

More here : http://darb.net/nz-2002

post #34 of 47
Darn near had a squirrel commit suicide when it dashed across the run inches in front of me yesterday. Had a great view of a porcupine meandering across the black beneath Jackrabbit chair at Sunshine earlier this spring. Best encounter happened while cross country skiing though when my daughter and I suddenly realized we were passing a young bull moose about 10 feet off the trail.
post #35 of 47
Last season got stopped by ski-patrol when a wombat was crossing a ski run. It was amazing to see. Aparantly the poor thing was trying to cross for a while, but was too scared to come out all the way.

Also see quite a few rabbits when sitting on chairlifts.
post #36 of 47
I hada dodge amessa black labs chasing tennis balls getting to the pali lift @ abasin a few weeks ago.
post #37 of 47
Saw this topic back when it was first posted but I had no stories to add until now. Wife and I went to Snowshoe friday night. About 10:30pm we left a bar in the village area to walk to Yodler's Pub. We were cutting through a condo and saw what we thought was a very large black hairy dog wlaking towards us. When it got closer we realized it was a bear. Needless to say we found a way around him on our way to see the band playing that night.
post #38 of 47
Almost had two head on collisions with deer just this year. I zigged it zagged and missed each other by less than 15 feet. Two days later coyote shot underneath us while on red chair all at Red River New Mexico
post #39 of 47
Some years ago I found an echidna walking across the main run at guthega!
post #40 of 47
A what at where?

These sound like Dr. Seuss names!
post #41 of 47
I read that as an enchilada....Off to get more coffee....
post #42 of 47
Echidna
DEFINITIONS: an oviparous burrowing nocturnal mammal (Tachyglossus aculeatus) of Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea that is somewhat larger than a hedgehog and has a spiny back, a long tapering snout, a toothless mouth with a long extensile tongue, and long heavy claws
post #43 of 47
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DEFINITIONS: an oviparous burrowing nocturnal mammal (Tachyglossus aculeatus) of Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea that is somewhat larger than a hedgehog and has a spiny back, a long tapering snout, a toothless mouth with a long extensile tongue, and long heavy claws
It ain't Paris Hilton!
post #44 of 47
I've seen a marmot or two, one bobcat, two bears and countless coyotes. Also, I've seen one porcupine! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #45 of 47
Bald Eagle at Heavenly.
Porcupine at Park City
Moose in condo parking lot Jackson Hole
Mink on the foot path from Ascutney to the general store in Brownsville, VT.
post #46 of 47
Saw a little white bunny crossing "Agony" at Sunday River today. I saw him from the chair. Good luck for him that the trail was closed. He was just leisurely hopping around looking for munchies in the snow.
post #47 of 47
When I was at a Terrain Park camp this weekend there were like 3 dogs running around on the slopes. But they didn't seem to get in the way. Though one kept on smelling my danglie which was a racoon tail.
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