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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:55 pm 
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There are no antelope in Antelope Valley! They are in the Carrizo Plain though, along with burrowing owls.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:14 pm 
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Wow!
My friend went back through Carrizo on his way home and sent me this pic..
Pronghorns!
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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:34 pm 
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That, is an awesome pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Well there they are.


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Nice to see they are being tender footed walking through the flowers...
next pic we need ...Condors.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Banana Slug country...
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..another one before it ran away.
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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:47 am 
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I hate banana slugs. They used to go across our downstairs window when I was a kid so we were treated to their undersides sliming the way across the view. Yuck.

Sea slugs though, those are beauties.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:24 am 
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snowhottie wrote:
There are no antelope in Antelope Valley! They are in the Carrizo Plain though, along with burrowing owls.


If you're ever traveling Ave D out on the West side of the valley keep and eye out for Antelope. I see a few when ever I'm out that way.

http://articles.latimes.com/1985-03-01/sports/sp-23750_1_pronghorn-antelope


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:14 am 
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Jeez that article is 32 years old SB. :o How about a 3 year old one.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/spo ... story.html

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There could be some good news coming to a local group of sportsmen who would like to reintroduce pronghorn to the Chuckwalla Bench east of the Salton Sea.

Olsen also said that the reintroduction of pronghorn in Southern California won’t lead to a hunting program any time soon.

“There won’t be a hunting program in our lifetime,” Olsen said. “They are critically endangered, but by giving them a new area like the Chuckwalla, it gets them across the Colorado River and in an area that they can breed and not be susceptible to diseases. It will be another breeding population.”

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:37 am 
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Of course they aren't really Antelope despite the name. I read they're one of the few surviving mega fauna species from the Pleistocene in this area.


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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SurfnSnowboard wrote:
I read they're one of the few surviving mega fauna species from the Pleistocene in this area.

:geek: I had no idea about that! What other mega fauna are here?

https://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-L ... ghorn.aspx

I had seen them in Yellowstone.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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snowhottie wrote:
Jeez that article is 32 years old SB. :o How about a 3 year old one.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/spo ... story.html

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There could be some good news coming to a local group of sportsmen who would like to reintroduce pronghorn to the Chuckwalla Bench east of the Salton Sea.

Olsen also said that the reintroduction of pronghorn in Southern California won’t lead to a hunting program any time soon.

“There won’t be a hunting program in our lifetime,” Olsen said. “They are critically endangered, but by giving them a new area like the Chuckwalla, it gets them across the Colorado River and in an area that they can breed and not be susceptible to diseases. It will be another breeding population.”


Yeah it is.. before your time right?

but they were there back then and they were there last week. And that's all I have to say about that.


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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they changed the name to antelope valley after the jackalopes organized themselves to protect their mythic status

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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One of the Mammoth condos we stayed at had a stuffed jackalope. We posed for photos with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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snowhottie wrote:
One of the Mammoth condos we stayed at had a stuffed jackalope. We posed for photos with it.


it's the totem animal for the ca high desert and parts of the e sierra

so stands to reason that you did!

out of respect

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