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Offline CRadford

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Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« on: December 20, 2011, 08:20:23 PM »
Im gonna start riding Balm Boyette this week and plan to make habit of it and was wondering the types of wildlife on the trails if you have encountered any would you please explain

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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 09:43:02 PM »
Hogs, Gators ( in the water), more Hogs, Stray Florida Panther, more Hogs and something that may look like a Gila Monster or large Lizard. 
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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 09:50:37 PM »
Depending on the time of day many critters.  Hog, gators, deer, bobcat, pielated woodpecker, eagle, hawk, peregrine falcon, indigo snake, tortoise, wild mountain bikers, rattler, coral snake, Argentine tegu lizard, Florida scrub jay, otter, moccasin, buzzard just to name a few.

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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 06:04:06 AM »
Depending on the time of day many critters...wild mountain bikers...

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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 08:45:50 AM »
Good list Garry i will only add a couple more. Wild Turkeys and Wild trail runners as well. The Wild Trail runners can be skidish when approached from behind due to the inability to hear well with Ipod screaming!


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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 10:08:18 AM »
Depending on the time of day many critters.  Hog, gators, deer, bobcat, pielated woodpecker, eagle, hawk, peregrine falcon, indigo snake, tortoise, wild mountain bikers, rattler, coral snake, Argentine tegu lizard, Florida scrub jay, otter, moccasin, buzzard just to name a few.


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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 08:26:45 PM »
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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 08:52:51 PM »
i have personally seen two Indigo snakes. The last one was over 6ft long crossing the two track. In the summer there are so many tortoises out in the late afternoon. ALso followed a nice sized bobcat on East meadow, plenty of pigs and deer and the occasional gators on the trails at times.
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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2011, 10:32:46 AM »
Don't be surprise to see one of these:
 

 
That ^^^^ is Carter RD but you may see one at Boyette around the Abyss, Upper Loch Ness, and others.

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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2011, 09:52:17 PM »
Everytime I drop into Upper Loch Ness I look for the gator that has been spotted in there before.  There is a 4 footer near the exit of Ridgeline too.

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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 10:24:43 PM »
Don't be surprise to see one of these:
 

 
That ^^^^ is Carter RD but you may see one at Boyette around the Abyss, Upper Loch Ness, and others.

Who has the right of way?

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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 08:02:52 AM »
Who has the right of way?
I didn't bother to ask him.  I did a 180 on a dime.

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Re: Wildlife on the Trails (Balm Boyette)
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 08:20:32 AM »
I was hoping to get a shot of the black bear that likes to hide out on one of the local trails up here for you guys but he was off snoozing while we were out there.

 

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