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Sep 26, 2018 03:27 |  #12091

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heres another from a while back. Little tacker found when planting trees.
Hadn't yet grown, but would become a large and venomous reptile
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Looks like an eastern brown. Don't think I'd be handling it even at that age (and I'm not scared of snakes).


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Sep 26, 2018 03:31 as a reply to  @ Pippan's post |  #12092

We don't have them.
Not sure what, but it's one of three. Tiger, Copperhead, Whip Snake.
I'll have to dig out the others. It has the head showing better and can tell by the very distinct markings.
That's not my hand  :p
But I did have to unloop a slightly bigger one off our young impetuous cat once! The cat wasn't going to let go, nor was the snake. Cat lived, snake went elsewhere.



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Sep 26, 2018 03:53 |  #12093

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We don't have them.
Not sure what, but it's one of three. Tiger, Copperhead, Whip Snake.
I'll have to dig out the others. It has the head showing better and can tell by the very distinct markings.
That's not my hand  :p
But I did have to unloop a slightly bigger one off our young impetuous cat once! The cat wasn't going to let go, nor was the snake. Cat lived, snake went elsewhere.

I see, didn't realise there are so few snake species in Tas. All are venomous though!


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Sep 26, 2018 09:46 |  #12096

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Magnificent Beast Jeff, awesome image.
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Sep 26, 2018 10:06 as a reply to  @ post 18713245 |  #12097

Similar shots as mine (only yours are much better) when I hiked up to Tom Thomsons grave on Canoe Lake. Came across a young bull and he sauntered right past us. I wasn't prepared to shoot with my Mark II, so I just watched him go by.My wife took shots with her phone (crouched along the side of the road with our dog), while I stood there in awe. He slowly walked passed us and I was close enough to touch him.




  
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Sep 26, 2018 12:54 |  #12098

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Similar shots as mine (only yours are much better) when I hiked up to Tom Thomsons grave on Canoe Lake. Came across a young bull and he sauntered right past us. I wasn't prepared to shoot with my Mark II, so I just watched him go by.My wife took shots with her phone (crouched along the side of the road with our dog), while I stood there in awe. He slowly walked passed us and I was close enough to touch him.

I have not been in Algonquin for going on a year or so. The Moose there are Tick infested which is kind of a bummer. Algonquin was awesome from 2012 to about 2016, then things there changed for me. I don't like the Crowds or the management practices so I shoot mostly at home which is where I shot this Moose..

I was dropping my grand daughter off for rugby practice at sun up one foggy morning last week and decided to do a little hunting on the way home. Driving to a pond I have always liked, I noticed a mature Eagle in one of the dead poles sticking out of the water... Its was jumping from one pole to the next so I had a bit of time to mess with it even though the light was really not great. So after the eagle tired of the pond and flew off. Warblers were right there in front of me so I took a few shots of them... Then I hear a bull grunting just over a bit.. As he walked he grunted with every step confirming to me that the Rut was on.

I forgot all about the little birds and ran to where I could get on the path the bull was on only to find a cow was hanging in a marsh I had just checked an hour before. now Ive got the bull on my left and the cow on my right.. me right in the middle.. could not have been more happy about that lol.

The bull was a little frantic and on the young side and she was hoping for something bigger so she was calling none stop as well. I'm sure at some point there was bigger bulls but I never got to see them... O well ... the rut is only starting.

And thats the rest of the story... Tonight I'm heading out for a couple weeks of looking for more critters to share. Storys too maybe.

I enjoy shooting in the dark I just wish I had a better lens for doing so.. One day I'm sure he will let me get close enough for a good shot.


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Sep 26, 2018 13:07 |  #12099

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Similar shots as mine (only yours are much better) when I hiked up to Tom Thomsons grave on Canoe Lake. Came across a young bull and he sauntered right past us. I wasn't prepared to shoot with my Mark II, so I just watched him go by.My wife took shots with her phone (crouched along the side of the road with our dog), while I stood there in awe. He slowly walked passed us and I was close enough to touch him.

One more thing I would like to add is if you are anywhere else in the world and a moose wants by you.. Do not freeze and let him skim by.. They are very tame looking until their not then they stomp you a new one while your wife videos lol Only a park raised moose will get so close and even then people get charged regularly.. My advice is live long and prosper off the path as far as you can get. Yes its true I don't practice what I preach but they are the most dangerous animal we have... including bears... Just my two cents worth.


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Sep 26, 2018 14:07 |  #12100

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I have not been in Algonquin for going on a year or so. The Moose there are Tick infested which is kind of a bummer. Algonquin was awesome from 2012 to about 2016, then things there changed for me. I don't like the Crowds or the management practices so I shoot mostly at home which is where I shot this Moose..

I was dropping my grand daughter off for rugby practice at sun up one foggy morning last week and decided to do a little hunting on the way home. Driving to a pond I have always liked, I noticed a mature Eagle in one of the dead poles sticking out of the water... Its was jumping from one pole to the next so I had a bit of time to mess with it even though the light was really not great. So after the eagle tired of the pond and flew off. Warblers were right there in front of me so I took a few shots of them... Then I hear a bull grunting just over a bit.. As he walked he grunted with every step confirming to me that the Rut was on.

I forgot all about the little birds and ran to where I could get on the path the bull was on only to find a cow was hanging in a march I had just checked an hour before. now Ive got the bull on my left and the cow on my right.. me right in the middle.. could not have been more happy about that lol.

The bull was a little frantic and on the young side and she was hoping for something bigger so she was calling none stop as well. I'm sure at some point there was bigger bulls but I never got to see them... O well ... the rut is only starting.

And thats the rest of the story... Tonight I'm heading out for a couple weeks of looking for more critters to share. Storys too maybe.

I enjoy shooting in the dark I just wish I had a better lens for doing so.. One day I'm sure he will let me get close enough for a good shot.
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Wonderful story about the Moose Jeff!

You don't think these pictures are "good enough"?? I think they are GREAT!!


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Sep 26, 2018 14:09 |  #12101

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Similar shots as mine (only yours are much better) when I hiked up to Tom Thomsons grave on Canoe Lake. Came across a young bull and he sauntered right past us. I wasn't prepared to shoot with my Mark II, so I just watched him go by.My wife took shots with her phone (crouched along the side of the road with our dog), while I stood there in awe. He slowly walked passed us and I was close enough to touch him.

One more thing I would like to add is if you are anywhere else in the world and a moose wants by you.. Do not freeze and let him skim by.. They are very tame looking until their not then they stomp you a new one while your wife videos lol Only a park raised moose will get so close and even then people get charged regularly.. My advice is live long and prosper off the path as far as you can get. Yes its true I don't practice what I preach but they are the most dangerous animal we have... including bears... Just my two cents worth.

I wondered myself about Andrew61 being so close to the Moose to be able to to reach out and touch him.

I am glad you spoke up about this to warn him!


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Sep 26, 2018 14:41 |  #12102

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Wonderful story about the Moose Jeff!

You don't think these pictures are "good enough"?? I think they are GREAT!!

Thanks you Charles... You always make me feel better about myself.. I'm around dozens of moose throughout the years and they can be ok one minute and stomping you the next. I would hate to see someone get injured because they trusted a wild animal to act in a rational way.


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Sep 26, 2018 20:49 |  #12104

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Great shot, Sibil.


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Sep 26, 2018 21:08 |  #12105

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Much appreciate it, Mike.




  
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