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I actually went out find some alligators. After hiking a trail to get to a pool at the end of a canal that regularly holds an 8 footer, I didn't find her and started back. There were lots of reeds between the trail and the canal. I heard something heavy moving water. As carefully and silently as I could, I slipped through the reeds, keeping a watch for snakes, got near the waters edge, parted the reeds, and found this guy about 35 feet away. As soon as he saw me he started swaying his head, looking away, slapping his paw on the water and popping his jaws. I was able to get a few shots then backed away.

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It was a relatively cool evening. Lots of bears out and about.

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Continued...

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Some other things.
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And no picture thread is complete unless it ends with the beaver shot.
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Great pics !!


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cool pics, thanks

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Those cubs look to be having a romping good time.

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Thanks for sharing those pics. What kind of snake?

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Looks like some great days, and that first is one chubo bear. Thanks, and keep them coming.


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Yeah that first bear looks like an old and cranky fellow, a real 24hr Campfire sort of bear.

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Nice beaver...


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I like your pictures especially the Beaver! I trapped quite a few of them some years ago, but you know, I have never seen on walking on on solid ground. Always swimming!
I have never seen country like yours---keep the pics coming.

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Yes. Rare for us to catch those beavers on shore. Also, here in the lower 48 they're mostly nocturnal so it's a low light situation in the evenings if at all. Cookie spent about 2 weeks chasing a family on a nearby lake. Got dozens of pics but only a couple on the beach just above their lodge.

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Those beavers are big, really big. Bigger than the otters, and the otters are big.

The beavers walking are kinda funny to watch. They walk with stiff front legs. Their front legs go straight out when they walk with the toes straight up, they don't bend, like a soldier goose stepping. I stacked these photos for motion. It's hard to see but you kind of can in the beginning. They are kind of comical to watch walking.

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Good eye, I am going out looking for some traveling beavers.

Just remembered an interesting beaver sighting. My friend and I were out bow hunting along a creek that the beavers had dammed, and we stopped to open a gate and there were two beavers walking away from us going up the road.
The one in front stopped and the one following climbed up on top and spent some time there!
We started laughing and I said what the hell did we just witness? He said, it looked like the one in front ran out of gas!!

Neither one of us knew when beavers bred!


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