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Old 02-10-2009, 11:47 AM   #11
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Fantastic shots, Dave! I bet you love to go to work!
They call it work ... so I don't argue. But how is it work to hike, ski and canoe while talking about wildlife and their surroundings? I call it paid to play...
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:07 PM   #12
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They call it work ... so I don't argue. But how is it work to hike, ski and canoe while talking about wildlife and their surroundings? I call it paid to play...
You're a lucky man!
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:40 PM   #13
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They call it work ... so I don't argue. But how is it work to hike, ski and canoe while talking about wildlife and their surroundings? I call it paid to play...
Dang, and here I thought I had an enviable job!
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:09 PM   #14
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Bear babies.

1. Goldilocks and her quadruplet cubs, Enie, Meenie, Miney & Mo
2. Snow White and her triplet cubs, Huey, Dewey, & Louie (Louie hiding behind mom)
3. Red Riding Hood and one of her triplets, Pixie
4. Red Riding Hood and her triplets, Pixie, Dixie & Trixie in our meadow. As you can see my dog, Pancho, did not put away his basketball after playing with it.
5. Red & Cubs nursing at dusk. Not a good photo due to poor lighting, but amazing to see none the less.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:23 AM   #15
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Thanks for sharing - great shots.

ummm, you might need to air up that basketball after mom used it for a chair. heeheehee
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:14 AM   #16
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What amazing shots! Who can resist babies?! Thanks for starting the thread Sage.
The fox family is wonderful! I bet you loved watching them grow.
Can't believe momma bunny let you get that close! Wow!
The fawn is beautiful and Gabe is quite the cutie!
Love the newborns Dave. What a job! Need any help??
The bears are awesome! What does you dog think about them? I would think that could get very contentious, especially with the cubs around.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:37 AM   #17
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Gabe is quite the cutie! . .
Thanks!

Here's a mama spider with her eggs. . . the poor thing took a swim with my Swiss chard.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:20 PM   #18
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The bears are awesome! What does you dog think about them? I would think that could get very contentious, especially with the cubs around.
At the time these photos were taken, my hearing dog, Pancho, could understand a command to "be quiet." Basically it means that "yes I have the message you are telling me, so you can be quiet now." Pancho was an amazing dog, and I miss him terribly. He passed away last October. I'm in the process of training a new dog, Max. His training includes making lots of loud noises to alert me to things, but also includes training to "be quiet." So far it's been effective. He alerts me to squirrels on the deck, but doesn't bark his fool head off at them. Max has yet to experience a bear sighting.

All of my bear photos are taken in the woods near my home. I don't usually take my dog with me when I'm in the woods. If a bear is sighted when walking my dog on our dead end gravel road, we just do a complete about face, and return back to the house. I don't make a big deal out of it, so neither does my dog. Seems to work. No dog confrontations with wild critters so far.

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:46 PM   #19
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I am amazed and delighted at how you live so comfortably around bears, Boo!
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:29 PM   #20
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Thanks!

Here's a mama spider with her eggs. . . the poor thing took a swim with my Swiss chard.
So that's why they have such long legs!
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