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HARO said:
Looking at the picture the first time, I thought it was bigger than that. Only a foot deep? Wouldn't hold much water for a cistern, would it! Possibly a catch basin to retain water for animals. Deer, maybe?
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Maybe, but there is a stream maybe 100 yards east, and a pond not too far either. very mysterious!
 
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I too love hiking, camping and being outdoors. Although I don't know if this site can handle all the pictures I am about to post LOL

Bunny!
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High mountain lake
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Chipmunk at almost 12,000 feet above sea level

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Around 12,000 feet I was within arms reach of these guys
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With baby!
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stop to smell the flowers
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Meadow at 10,000 feet
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Wild horses in the high desert
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Game camera shot in the high desert
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Coyote?
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More horses
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Daddy's keeping an eye on us
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And some curious quail in our backyard

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Jb my photo's were taken in warmer weather, no cold camping for us. We can go till about October and then done for the year.
Beautiful shots Pecan and that meadow photo looks like what entering Heaven might be like :biggrinangelA:
 

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pecan said:
I too love hiking, camping and being outdoors. Although I don't know if this site can handle all the pictures I am about to post LOL
Great photos! That second one is phenomenal! Feel free to continue posting as many as you want, i'll be sharing tons too in warmer weather!



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Jb my photo's were taken in warmer weather, no cold camping for us. We can go till about October and then done for the year.
Same here, October is also the cutoff for me too. Thankfully, I'm lucky enough to live next to a wooded park so I get to hike any time of the year, which really helps get me through winter because I live for the outdoors so I'm thankful to live next to that chunk of woods.
 
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Awww, that little guy brings back fond memories of the twin raccoon babies that tmann from this forum had visiting his grape arbor every year for awhile. Cute but can bring trouble as they do like to fish.
 

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addy had those raccoons I think also .i think she had babies .I have possums .I remember tmans they were grape hounds cute
 

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Think addy had what were they called...............Woodchucks? She finally had to relocate them cuz they were rearranging her plants to nothing left but the roots or something like that :blueflower:
 
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j.w said:
Think addy had what were they called...............Woodchucks? She finally had to relocate them cuz they were rearranging her plants to nothing left but the roots or something like that :blueflower:
groundhogs, they had 4 babies under our deck. This summer I started relocating them, too darn many living around this house.
The babies sure were cute darn cute.

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Great pics Pecan, enjoyed them. Nothing to take pics of around here but rolling corn fields!
 
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sissy said:
woodchucks are beavers aren't they . :question:
nope sissy woodchucks/groundhogs live under ground. Beavers live in ponds/water

and yep woodchucks and groundhogs are the same critter, some call them just one big brown RAT!
 

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funny they don't chuck wood but beavers do .I know my son had lots of them that would dam up the stream by his house .They should use that name for beavers
 

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Here's a bit of info I found on the critters:

The woodchuck — whose scientific name is Marmota monax — is more commonly called by one of several other names, such as groundhog, whistle pig or even land beaver. Woodchucks are rodents from the group of large ground squirrels called marmots.
So what’s up with all the different names? Woodchucks live all over the United States. Because they can be found in so many different areas, they came to be known by unique names in different regions.
For example, some people call them whistle pigs. When woodchucks are threatened, they will squeal loudly. Their squeal sounds somewhat like a whistle. This warns other woodchucks of danger and may also scare off predators.
In those areas where they’re known as woodchucks, it’s not because they like to chuck wood. Native Americans had several different names for woodchucks: otchek (Cree), otchig (Ojibwa) and wuchak (Algonquian).
English settlers used the more familiar sounds of their own language to come up with a word that sounded like these Native American names. That’s how “woodchuck” came about.
 
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