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PLEASE NOTE: The search function on my computer is malfunctioning, and I lost the reference links to the information presented here. I'll add them as soon as things are fixed! What you're seeing is a huge washing up of tuna crabs that has created "red beach" all up and down the California shoreline, as well as other states. This is not the first time it ...


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You are asking whether your husband (who I assume is a meat eater) walking towards an animal out-weighing him by a factor of 5 or 10 did something fairly stupid? No. I mean there's no way the moose didn't learn in moose school that predators walking towards them aren't threats unless they are carrying thunder sticks. Unless its rutting season. Then he did ...


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In this situation, if you wanted to preserve the life of the snake, I would have recommended you used your poles to pick it up, swing it out over the gorge side of the trail and place it back on the ground behind you. You may have also had success using the basket of your pole to hold it's head down while you walked past. Myself, I would have simply ...


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Here in Fairbanks, Alaska, moose encounters are pretty common. Your husband and the moose handled it the way most experienced people and moose around here would... cautiously but confidently. Sometimes they won't move off the trail unless you communicate your intention by getting closer. Moose will not usually become aggressive unless you do something to ...


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I've encountered moose on several occasions. The first was when I was a boy while walking through the woods on the way to school, I was on the trail through the woods that connected to the upper part of town when I came up behind a big moose. I stopped, backed away slow, then as nonchalantly as possible turned my back to the moose and walked away. When I got ...


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"Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretti nasti..." Moose attacks are common in North America. This is largely due to population numbers (you'll see more moose than bear) as much as people's lack of understanding of the risk. People will approach them, attempt to pet them, etc. If left alone, moose will ordinarily leave you alone. However, they can be ...


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Having been around moose before, I would say that is would have been better to either stop and wait for the moose to leave or swing in a wide loop around the moose. In some areas like Grand Teton National Park, it is illegal to approach closer than 25 yards and you can be given a ticket. I have never seen moose act aggressively towards a human, but I ...



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