Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thursday Two Questions Meme - Wild Animals
While taking a hike along the coastal trail about a week ago I came across the above sign and was surprised to learn that there were coyotes roaming the trails. What I found interesting about the sign is that they warn it is illegal to feed wildlife in National Parks. This particular area is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
I find it interesting that they need to warn us because, let's face it, how many people would be sitting around feeding coyotes? Granted I feed the squirrels, which by the way is also illegal but I don't think I'd be feeding other wildlife. My two questions are:
1. Have you ever encountered wildlife such as coyotes, deer etc... up close and personal?
2. If you have, how did you react?
1. Yes, I encountered a deer in Marin a few years back. We came upon each other on a hiking trail and were about 20 feet apart. It was a bit unnerving however I walked away very slowly while keeping my eyes on the deer. A few seconds later, he was gone. I've always heard, never run so I kept my cool.
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