Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Question of the Day #504

Little J and I are going for a hike, but not on our usual narrow, not well traveled trail. Last week, Little J encountered a rattlesnake while hiking it. So we're opting for a wider, paved fire road today, where it's less likely that we'll run into any dangerous creatures.

In So. Cal, when we hike, we have to consider rattlesnakes, coyotes and mountain lions. Where you live, what animals do you need to be aware of when you enjoy outdoor activities?



  1. Within the proximity of the city, not much, save maybe a rare coyote or two, stray dogs, startled skunks, and potentially weirdish homo sapiens.

    Backwoods hiking: bear, coyotes, and moose would be the main ones. Not technically animals but not to be sneered at are the black flies, deer flies, ticks and mosquitoes.

  2. Rattlesnakes and coyotes and mountain lions, oh my!
    I have to be aware of coyotes and skunks. I let my dog out yesterday morning and she went nuts barking. I let her in and then noticed the strong, strong smell of skunk. Thankfully she didn't get hit by the spray, but she scared the stink out of the skunk.
    Other than that, ticks, mosquitos, bees.
    Also, deer, but not when I'm out walking, but driving. I've hit two already in my life. Not fun.

  3. Ticks carrying Lymes, mosquitos spreading West Nile, deer on the road and some very feisty wild turkeys.


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