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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:38 am 
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Another encounter

We were walking along a once man made creek by my cousin's, and we saw this sign.

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We knew the local raccoons and others would eat the crayfish, but I had always assumed they were in there naturally. Who would plant crayfish (and how?)

We saw traps all along the stream.

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One had crayfish in it!

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They look like little lobsters.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:11 am 
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snowhottie wrote:

They look like little lobsters.


you ever had crawfish at like a crawfish boil or somesuch

they are pretty much little lobsters

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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We had crawfish flown in from New Orleans every other week when I worked on a project in Florida. The Project Manager's brother owned a restaurant. It was great! I sucked deys little brains out.

I'm still trying to figure out who would bring in crayfish from somewhere else to deliberately breed them in a local stream. Whats the point? I cant think it was accidental, they cant come in on your luggage.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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I almost ran over a bobcat tonight. First time I've ever seen one in the wild. It started to run across the road in front of me but fortunately stopped at the yellow line to hiss at me allowing me to avoid hitting it.


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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snowhottie wrote:
I sucked deys little brains out.



lmao

we used to hunt them at craig park in fullerton

are they all invasive in CA/So CA?

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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SurfnSnowboard wrote:
I almost ran over a bobcat tonight. First time I've ever seen one in the wild. It started to run across the road in front of me but fortunately stopped at the yellow line to hiss at me allowing me to avoid hitting it.


I saw one on the trail to the baldy bowl trailhead right past san antonio falls.

I didn't expect that, at all.

Makes you pay a little extra attention on that trail and to think about dogs and kids!

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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I ended up seeing a small fox about 30 feet away while I was shooting pics last night then saw another one while driving.


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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SurfnSnowboard wrote:
I ended up seeing a small fox about 30 feet away while I was shooting pics last night then saw another one while driving.


there's an owen's valley/395/eastern sierra FB page with some really good photogs

even some from the old days past of this forum

anyway, some guy gets these really epic wildlife pictures one of which was a fox

it's a great group, tons of good stuff on there!

you'd dig it if you aren't already on there

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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ride395 wrote:
and to think about dogs and kids!

snowhottie wrote:
I sucked deys little brains out.


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are they all invasive in CA/So CA?


Apparently! Here's a writeup from that trust.
http://www.mountainstrust.org/2017/07/1 ... calabasas/

The red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) is an invasive species because it does not originate from California. Like other invasive species, once crayfish became established here, they can cause damage to the environment, the economy, social or public health sectors. The red swamp crayfish is native to areas of Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico, but have been observed in some Santa Monica Streams since the 1960s1. Red swamp crayfish are particularly harmful to stream ecosystems in southern California because they have no native competitors or predators to keep their population levels in check.

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Location: In the gurgling maw of the Pacific.
Took a long boat ride on beautiful conditions yesterday and wound up at Catalina for a while and refueled in Avalon. Fished around the E end and anywhere remotely close to the island we were swarmed by a dozen bees. It was inevitable and I won the prize. Bastard climbed up my shorts and got my inner thigh. Saw a mako, dolphins, mystery whale.


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Location: Little slice of heaven in the Eastern Sierra
^ Ouchie!!

We have a LOT of Belding squirrels running around on the slope in back of our condo...dozens of their burrow holes. I read about an easy trap and set it up the weekend before last in our large flower bed. One bucket, half filled with water, sunflower seeds floating on top, a piece of wood acting as a ramp leading to the rim of the bucket. Squirrel is curious, runs up ramp, spies a cache of seeds and tries to reach them only to fall in and never able to get out. As of yesterday morning we had three floaters in the bucket so SG kindly fished them out and tossed them in the dumpster. Wondering how many will "fall" for it this week? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Dragonfly swarm, hundreds of dragonflies flying all around. Had never seen that before.
Also odd was that it was at 9000 feet in the white mountains close to the bristlecone pine forest, not much water around there.

Had bambi eyeball me at Butte creek in Lasson
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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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2NAKLLR wrote:
Took a long boat ride on beautiful conditions yesterday and wound up at Catalina for a while and refueled in Avalon. Fished around the E end and anywhere remotely close to the island we were swarmed by a dozen bees. It was inevitable and I won the prize. Bastard climbed up my shorts and got my inner thigh. Saw a mako, dolphins, mystery whale.


bs w/o pics lmao

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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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Location: In the gurgling maw of the Pacific.
http://imgur.com/a/L2PjV

Psh.
FTR it was a yellowjacket/meat bee and he left his stinger.
Its just an itchy golf ball under the skin today.


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 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
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hhahahhahahahahahahah

hahahahaha

hahaha

haha

sounds rough, though!

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