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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hiked up to Niles Meadow yesterday and came across this sight at the far end of Sherbrooke Lake.

I'm thinking it's the fur off a mountain goat but thought it was weird that the animal would shed a lot of it in one place. Especially on a trail where there was nothing to snag its fur. (There were some traces above and below the trail but 90% of it was on the trail itself.)

There were no blood stains or bone fragments. Just fur.

Anyone ever come across something like this?

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I thing that it's sheep or goat. I've seen them on their sides and backs rubbing off their fur. They are pretty scraggly about now. I took these pics a few days ago.

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I've seen sheep rubbing off on bristly shrubs to get old coats of fur off up in the Maligne Valley a couple of times so that'd be my guess too
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Left-overs from a Sasquatch's lunch . [)]
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Remember some of the same, in the mountain ridges north of Tumbler, B.C. 4 YEARS ago.

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I thing that it's sheep or goat. I've seen them on their sides and backs rubbing off their fur. They are pretty scraggly about now. I took these pics a few days ago.
This picture makes me so itchy...
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What you've captured there, Spicy, is a fur removal 'station'. The Niles Meadow goats have become habituated to humans picking off their unsightly tufts.
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With this hot weather I'd be ripping my coat off too.



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