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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-24-2005, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Call me crazy but when i hiked their last summer i think i saw a wild turkey. It flew from beside the trail-i almost sat on it thinking it was a log and it was huge?!

Anyone know if there is actually a turkey population there, maybe an escaped turkey or something else
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A few years a go my mum was driving up a logging road near Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast and she came across an ostrich. She has the photos to prove it. There are a few farms around that raise them for the meat. It must have been an escapee.
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I was attacked by a freakin grouse on eagle mountain. The thing was nuts. It was relentless. I ended up giving it a thwak on the side of the head with my hiking pole. Thought I killed it cause I left it laying there. Must have just k.o.'ed it cause later when we were coming back the thing was on the freakin trail again and came after me with a vengeance. It's like it was waiting for me there. It followed and tormented us for a good 600 metres before it finally gave up on me. That's the 2nd time I was attacked by a grouse. The first was on Salt Spring Island. Crazy friggin birds. Next time it might end up on my grill.
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Well yes, the "Freakin Grouse" also known as the "Friggin Grouse" are much more aggressive than their more common cousin the Ruffed Grouse.

I'm surprised you got out of the forest alive man! Count your blessings.

I hope you weren't wearing this:
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Well yes, the "Freakin Grouse" also known as the "Friggin Grouse" are much more aggressive than their more common cousin the Ruffed Grouse.

I'm surprised you got out of the forest alive man! Count your blessings.

I hope you weren't wearing this:
LMAO! I thought that stuff was supposed to repel them, not attract them...d'oh...my bad.
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It is definitely known habitat for the grouse and the turkey... this shot found them together on a frozen Dennet Lake...


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post #7 of (permalink) Old 03-24-2005, 11:23 PM
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I chased one up the trail to Munro Lake. It was grey I had no idea what it was.
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