What animal predators live near you?

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May 19, 2013
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In Vegas on the outer newer communities, there are still coyotes and mountain lion sightings. Of course there are still rattlesnakes and king coral snakes if you go hiking..

Saw a video of a mother shoving a bear off a wall in Southern California.


Has man killed off all your natural predators in your area?
 
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Johnstown

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Jun 4, 2013
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Western PA....

We have black bears here but they will almost always leave you alone. I've only seen them once in my lifetime in nature.


Haven't been any wolves or mountain lions for decades.

A coyote could in theory attack a kid....

Some other animals that can be dangerous but they aren't really predators towards people.

Timber rattlesnakes... copperheads..male deer, bucks can be dangerous during the rut.

Occasionally Wild boar are around and they can definitely be dangerous (they are technically not natural to the environment).

Speaking of non natural animals ..when I was a kid my cousins lived right out of town basically in the woods. There was apparently a wild dog pack that lived in the woods made up of various larger dogs that had went feral.
 
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Johnstown

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But yeah PA used to have wolves and mountain lions.

They have all been hunted to local Extinction.

About 100 years ago my great grandfather was hunting in the woods of Pennsylvania. A large mountain lion jumped on his back.

Luckly is was winter and he had on a heavy duty leather coat with plenty of padding. He turned and shot the lion. Due to the padding he had only minor injuries.


If that mountain lion had been successful we wouldn't have any Johnstown.
 
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Squire

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May 17, 2013
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Only badgers and foxes :sad

I'd love to see a time when lynxes and wolves are reintroduced, but I suspect we'd have to move way past current farming techniques and make an effort as a country to rewild everywhere. Lots of forest, majors roads fenced off and frequent sections going underground so animals could pass above. Maybe we'd even need to reach a time when more travel is done by rail and cycle paths. The current state of the country with inefficient farmland everywhere and endless roads isn't good for large predators

It wouldn't hurt to encourage and manage a declining population too. Let our generations deal with all the old people so future generations are better off and don't have hordes of other cunts everywhere
 
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May 17, 2013
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Bit racist Gumbo.
Nope, just telling it like it is. When you have a certain segment of the population doing their best to wreak havoc on the citizenry that shares a living area through thuggery, gun violence, carjackings, drive-byes, etc. then they are nothing more than predatory animals in my eyes.

Last weekend there were 12 people shot, 5 died and then a couple days later a 12 yr. old girl is killed in a drive-by at a graduation party for a kid who just got out of high school.

I say fuck people like that who think they can do anything, any time they want and not be the least bit concerned about the consequences then do their best to deny their involvement, no matter how much evidence is presented.

We have a name for them down here. They are the "Dindu Nuffin's"------------as in "I dindu nuffin your honor."
 
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Jul 15, 2012
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In Vegas on the outer newer communities, there are still coyotes and mountain lion sightings. Of course there are still rattlesnakes and king coral snakes if you go hiking..

Saw a video of a mother shoving a bear off a wall in Southern California.


Has man killed off all your natural predators in your area?
Mountain lions and rattlesnakes. Mountain lions appear to be more on west side of town where houses are on the actual mountains and around them. But, I haven't heard about a sighting in years within city limits. About 15 years ago one was spotted in a parking garage, but nobody was harmed. I might of heard about a mountain lion spotted from someone's backyard on the Westside, but nobody was harmed.

I live on the far eastside of town in a new community and about 4 blocks away from the desert. Even still there are houses a few miles on the other side of that desert. Never heard or read of a bobcat or mountain lion harming anyone on this side of town. I did see a fox one night running down the sidewalk, but it was headed back to the desert. Bobcats have been spotted deeper on the eastside around my mom's house. They breed with housecats and there are stray cats in her part of the eastside.

I don't think I have much to worry about, but will get a firearm in less than a year. My dad lives in Poncha Springs, CO about 2 hours SW of Denver... Now he saw a bear in his yard early one morning. When I lived out there it was common to see bears and someone got mauled by one in Durango two months ago.

I lived in Monarch which was about 20 minutes up and off the mountain from where he was. I was outside with my chihuahua and I was hearing howling from different coyotes and directions. I think they we're surrounding me and I got my ads inside soon after. Would see deer tracks around my trash can quite often. No attacks in El Paso unless you are hiking in small groups or by yourself around mountains only then you are just asking for trouble. Can't say I've heard of someone getting harmed within the last twenty years or since I've paid attention to this stuff.
 
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Jul 15, 2012
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Nope, just telling it like it is. When you have a certain segment of the population doing their best to wreak havoc on the citizenry that shares a living area through thuggery, gun violence, carjackings, drive-byes, etc. then they are nothing more than predatory animals in my eyes.

Last weekend there were 12 people shot, 5 died and then a couple days later a 12 yr. old girl is killed in a drive-by at a graduation party for a kid who just got out of high school.

I say fuck people like that who think they can do anything, any time they want and not be the least bit concerned about the consequences then do their best to deny their involvement, no matter how much evidence is presented.

We have a name for them down here. They are the "Dindu Nuffin's"------------as in "I dindu nuffin your honor."
A little insensitive, but being middle aged and seeing your area change this is understandable. Let's be honest people are more dangerous nowadays than animals. 16th street mall in Denver is not where you want to be anymore which is sad. Montebello is in Denver metro and was a new and upscale area 40-50 years ago... Now it's dimly lit and called "Mountghetto". Parts of Aurora are also dimly lit and a lot of people are out looking for trouble.

Here in El Paso everybody drinks and there is a wild west mentality with many out in the bars. To be honest the soldiers from Ft. Bliss are causing and involved in a lot of trouble. Fights in strip clubs, murders, assaults, etc. It's in the paper on a monthly or weekly basis. This year three soldiers we're involved in a love triangle and the women had another soldier follow the guy from a club, ram and run him off the road which killed him. This happened 5 minutes away from my home.

Soldiers are banned from smoke shops and a few strip clubs because they smoke synthetic marijuana and lose their shit. To be honest it appears to be primarily the African American soldiers. They mingle with the low class African American crowds down here and often find themselves outta the military or in huge trouble. It's sad to watch many young African Americans in their early to mid 20s in paper for death, assault, or becoming victims to it. These kids are from outta town, but gravitate towards jailbirds and hoodrat women that are trouble. Doesn't help that we have so many bars and liquor stores on every corner.

A lot of African Americans like myself have Native American blood. Europeans have been drinking alcohol for probably a thousand years if not longer and we can't handle it like those with European blood can. It's a fact.
 
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May 17, 2013
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A little insensitive, but being middle aged and seeing your area change this is understandable. Let's be honest people are more dangerous nowadays than animals. 16th street mall in Denver is not where you want to be anymore which is sad. Montebello is in Denver metro and was a new and upscale area 40-50 years ago... Now it's dimly lit and called "Mountghetto". Parts of Aurora are also dimly lit and a lot of people are out looking for trouble.

Here in El Paso everybody drinks and there is a wild west mentality with many out in the bars. To be honest the soldiers from Ft. Bliss are causing and involved in a lot of trouble. Fights in strip clubs, murders, assaults, etc. It's in the paper on a monthly or weekly basis. This year three soldiers we're involved in a love triangle and the women had another soldier follow the guy from a club, ram and run him off the road which killed him. This happened 5 minutes away from my home.

Soldiers are banned from smoke shops and a few strip clubs because they smoke synthetic marijuana and lose their shit. To be honest it appears to be primarily the African American soldiers. They mingle with the low class African American crowds down here and often find themselves outta the military or in huge trouble. It's sad to watch many young African Americans in their early to mid 20s in paper for death, assault, or becoming victims to it. These kids are from outta town, but gravitate towards jailbirds and hoodrat women that are trouble. Doesn't help that we have so many bars and liquor stores on every corner.

A lot of African Americans like myself have Native American blood. Europeans have been drinking alcohol for probably a thousand years if not longer and we can't handle it like those with European blood can. It's a fact.

The city has finally called in the State Police to help with the crime situation in New Orleans, as they have in the past when things got bad. It just seems there are more and more acts of violence being perpetrated the past couple years. In addition to what I posted above, there was a group of 4-5 rolling through the French Quarter earlier this week that broke in 40 cars by last count, many of them on CCTV footage. They were rolling through in a white SUV, would jump out, break into a vehicle and take what they could before moving on and doing it over and over again. The only reason the quit was because of daybreak and more street activity, not because they would be late for taking their SAT's to see about getting in Harvard Law School.

Yesterday's news showed a woman carjacking a vehicle with 2 young kids inside that had the good sense to open the passenger side door and jump out before she took off. A couple weeks ago a couple in town on a business convention woke up to find a guy in their room ransacking their goods----and this was a nice hotel in the French Quarter.

There's gun violence every week now and a lot of it is happening in busy places like the French Quarter and along Canal St. which is a business corridor right outside the Quarter, and like you posted, the vast majority is done by the black community against each other over senseless crap or against others in robberies, carjackings, etc.

Our city is a huge tourist destination, but with the uptick in violence, and often against tourists, it is becoming known as a dangerous place to visit and tourism is THE major financial contributor to the cities coffers. You kill the cash flow, you kill the city.
 
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Squire

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The city has finally called in the State Police to help with the crime situation in New Orleans, as they have in the past when things got bad. It just seems there are more and more acts of violence being perpetrated the past couple years. In addition to what I posted above, there was a group of 4-5 rolling through the French Quarter earlier this week that broke in 40 cars by last count, many of them on CCTV footage. They were rolling through in a white SUV, would jump out, break into a vehicle and take what they could before moving on and doing it over and over again. The only reason the quit was because of daybreak and more street activity, not because they would be late for taking their SAT's to see about getting in Harvard Law School.

Yesterday's news showed a woman carjacking a vehicle with 2 young kids inside that had the good sense to open the passenger side door and jump out before she took off. A couple weeks ago a couple in town on a business convention woke up to find a guy in their room ransacking their goods----and this was a nice hotel in the French Quarter.

There's gun violence every week now and a lot of it is happening in busy places like the French Quarter and along Canal St. which is a business corridor right outside the Quarter, and like you posted, the vast majority is done by the black community against each other over senseless crap or against others in robberies, carjackings, etc.

Our city is a huge tourist destination, but with the uptick in violence, and often against tourists, it is becoming known as a dangerous place to visit and tourism is THE major financial contributor to the cities coffers. You kill the cash flow, you kill the city.
Defunding the police should help :lol:
 
May 18, 2013
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Wolves haven't quite made it to my area but they are close. Less than an hour away. They were just reintroduced in the last 20 years or so and they are thriving. In fact the dnr just opened a hunt this season on them.

Mountain lions don't breed here but they do show up. I imagine it's only a matter of time before we have a breeding population again.

Lots of black bears

We also now have a bald eagle infestation. It's crazy, they went from super rare to I had 9 in my back yard a few weeks ago.
 
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May 26, 2013
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Vancouver Island.

  1. Cougars (most dense population in North America). Routinely in back yards, etc.
  2. Black Bears (over sized Raccoons).
  3. Grizzlies on the North ENd of the Island...although not many but more recently.
  4. Wolves: yesterday one town has been told to stay indoors because the wolves are becoming fearless

5.Orcas: all over, not harmful to humans really
6.You could add in the plethora of other things like sea lions, 6 gill sharks, etc. Predators only to other animals.
7. Birds of Prey-too many to list.
8. Ticks: the most dangerous of the bunch.
 
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Wolves haven't quite made it to my area but they are close. Less than an hour away. They were just reintroduced in the last 20 years or so and they are thriving. In fact the dnr just opened a hunt this season on them.

Mountain lions don't breed here but they do show up. I imagine it's only a matter of time before we have a breeding population again.

Lots of black bears

We also now have a bald eagle infestation. It's crazy, they went from super rare to I had 9 in my back yard a few weeks ago.
Where are you?
 
Jun 28, 2013
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I do find the large predators interesting, but small animals are usually the most intriguing as they do stuff that is fascinating. Their behaviour is amazing to watch how they function and survive.
 
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I do find the large predators interesting, but small animals are usually the most intriguing as they do stuff that is fascinating. Their behaviour is amazing to watch how they function and survive.
Where I live, it's only coons and possums being the larger animals, and of course squirrels and many species of birds.

When my wife's dog was still alive he'd not eat all his food and we had a possum that would walk up the stairs to the 2nd floor back porch and eat whatever the dog left. Funny thing was, it would walk up the stairs and cross the porch with my wife sitting out on the porch swing.

Then on several occasions one summer when the fig tree was in full production my wife would run inside at night to get me when she'd see the tree shaking. The first time I went down to the yard to check it out, a family of coons came scampering out the tree and climbed the wood fence and disappeared into the neighbors yard.

At one time I had a Japanese Plum (Loquat) tree in my yard and it produced a lot of fruit every spring. I'd get green head parrots that have exploded in our city after being released or escaping from their cages and starting to breed that would come flying in every evening to eat the fruit.

With my vegetable garden and huge amount of potted ornamentals I have a ton of lizards, skinks, geckos, etc. that patrol my garden eating bugs.
 
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