Wow , Cheers for all the comments
Tom Reichner wrote in post #16731326
You are not going to have any problems whatsoever with either of these species. Guaranteed. Don't even think about it anymore. Don't waste time learning about bear attacks or how to avoid cougars. Just stop it. Instead, spend your time reading books about scenic landscape photography - that's what your trip is about, so prepare for it.
Hi Tom , I appreciate what you are saying but I dont think thats something you can guarrantee me, I tend to get myself in all sorts of situations., You do take some fantastic wildlife images, absolutely stunning..
Bob, you're not helping again..
Thanks Walt , this had crossed my mind ..
LV Moose wrote in post #16731669
If you want some close-up shots, wear bacon.
Smoked or Unsmoked?..
teletripper wrote in post #16731821
Jayrou I know said don't laugh but I couldn't help it....sorry, I have lived in rural areas most of my life and now live in the "big city" of Red Cliff Colorado (population less then 300) trust me you have nothing to fear as someone said they will try to avoid you as they are more concerned about you then the other way around. Now for the part that is funny, my GF moved in last Nov. and has never lived in a city smaller then NYC she was walking to the store a couple of weeks ago and noticed folks out with their kids watching something walking down the abandoned railroad tracks, yup a mountain lion was out for a stroll in the middle of the day. She now drives the few hundred yards to the store, I have a feeling she won't be around much longer!
Thanks for posting
Much appreciate your post, I think Id be the same as your girlfriend, I was born in Liverpool England but spent my last 24 years on an Island 9 Miles by 5 .. Ive been sheltered!
OhLook wrote in post #16732183
Before stepping over a fallen log, look at the other side of the log.
Scorpions. LV Moose can tell you about those.
Nobody has mentioned mosquitoes yet. I know you asked about large animals, but mosquitoes will probably give you more trouble than mammals.
Thanks , Croupiers! haha, this is a sweetner for the missus, I want Canada , she wants hot sun so half and half was a compromise, not a bad compromise though.
Im OK with Mozzies , they seem to not like me .
LV Moose wrote in post #16732225
Don't have to worry too
much about scorpions and Black Widows unless you're going to be hiking around at night
. And mosquitoes aren't much of an issue here.
Edit. If you're going to be on the strip, don't get tranny-tricked
Gulp, Black Widows and Scorpions! *shudders*.. Tranny tricked haha.. Ive been to Thailand enough in the past to not get caught out with that - If of course Im getting what you are meaning!
swoffa wrote in post #16732559
hehe, Don't come down under then. If you make it past the crocodiles and sharks to the coast, you'll just have to manage our spiders, and snakes which are some of the most venomous in the world. You may have heard what dingoes can do, heck even our lazy koalas will rip you a new one if you get too close.
Yeah mate , I dont know how you do it there!... I wouldnt swim in the Sea there , nor any Billabong... Id stay in doors - you have some crazy creature there!
Joe Ravenstein wrote in post #16732635
If you do encounter mean critters try to make your self as tall as possible they (generally) do not like going after larger critters. The previous suggestions are wise too. There is an old joke that goes : if in bear country carry bear spray and wear bells to alert them something is around. They have done autopsies on bears and normally they find bear spray and bells in the innards. Just make noise so they know you are around, do not surprise them if you can avoid them.
Thanks Joe, much appreciated.
And thanks to everyone for help and or putting a smile on my face , I aplogise fort not responding to everyone directly , its been tough composing this.