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    Originally posted by QuinntheEskimo
    My dad (aka Grizzly Adams) lives in the middle of nowhere upstate NY- and he keeps a rifle next to each of the doors- many a morning he walks out on the deck only to be confronted by a black bear...
    My parents lived just across the border from upstate. I thought everyone had loaded guns at the back door to deal with various assorted critters.My kids think I was raised by the Beverly Hillbillies.
    Only two little bears , but multitudes of deer and wolves and various smaller creatures- including a porcupine that came up on the back porch. Cheeky little devil liked crackers...

    Where I live now, its just ducks and turtles with the odd deer.

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    I've been in a car that was peed on by a rhino, and been in a bus that was nearly charged by an angry elephant. I've been in a car that had the windows down a crack when a baboon reached in and ripped a chunk of scalp and hair from the lady in the front seat.

    None of those were scary compared to being face to face with an alligator though. Yikes! Be careful out there!
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    Originally posted by John
    Quinn, I admire your tenacity. It must be hard to run 50 miles a week in that big parka.

    it's not the parka that's a pain in the arse, it's the damn snowshoes!!

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    The scariest wildlife experience I've had involved watching the Crocodile Hunter on TV.

    Zhora - rhinos, elephants, baboons? You were visiting some place right? That's not where you live is it?
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    Nah, I lived in South Africa for a while as a kid though. I've got all kinds of crazy wildlife experiences. Those were just a couple of the more scary ones that came to mind and even they don't compare to a lot of the others mentioned here.
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    Originally posted by Zhora
    Nah, I lived in South Africa for a while as a kid though. I've got all kinds of crazy wildlife experiences. Those were just a couple of the more scary ones that came to mind and even they don't compare to a lot of the others mentioned here.
    i think we've already estbalished that a little 8' gator is NOTHING compared to the grizzlies in Alaska or the numerous animals of Africa... i can't even imagine day to day contact living in Africa... those are some stories i'd like to hear...

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    This last weekend we went to a place here in Oregon called Sunriver and got really close to a couple of deer, we fed them some chunks of apple and bread. It was cool, but I have to admit I was kind of nervous being that close to "wild" animals even though they seemed used to being around people....I'll try to attach a pic!
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    And this is after I got a little more comfortable being around the wild animals!
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    WOW I can't believe he let you sit on him like that !!


    by Zhora: I've been in a car that had the windows down a crack when a baboon reached in and ripped a chunk of scalp and hair from the lady in the front seat.

    OOOOWWWWWWW Holy Crapola! I think that is very scary. It hurts just thinking about it.

    South Africa? I never knew that!
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    I have a friend who is from India, and after he moved here when he was 18 (to go to college), his parents moved up into the mountainous region, into a small village.

    So, he's telling me this story about how there's a tiger who keeps coming into the village and killing their animals, and they're complaining to the police because they fear the tiger will grab a child one day. But tigers are endangered species...

    The police say "we want to make sure we don't kill the wrong tiger, so the next time you see him, mark him with paint so we get the right one." Yeah, riiiiiiiight.

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