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Discussion in 'Hunting, Trapping, & Fishing Forum' started by Dennis in MA, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. snowballs

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    Fishing at Myles Standish the other day on ride in turkeys everywhere, doe, coyote, turtles sunning and 2 trout, rainbow & brook - catch and release.
     

  2. 5king

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    That is a Red Eft. Used to collect these as a kid. Haven't seen one in years.
     
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  3. Mountain

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    Content of your freezer don't count. [wink]
     
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  4. Dennis in MA

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    No pix, but my wife is part of a Diamondback Terrapin tagging in the greater Taunton River Basin project. They have traps, but she's getting good enough that she can grab them by hand. Cool looking turtles.
     
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    58F75429-ED69-4CD8-B2D5-57DA7FBF3CD5.jpeg Mom and what looked to be like a year old bear
    Didn’t get to close got one pic of the smaller one
     
  6. bob king

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    I saw a pretty big fisher cat this morning on the way to work, I haven't seen one of them in a while.
     
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  8. bob king

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    We have a lot of fox around my house, this one was out this morning looking for breakfast.
     

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  9. bob king

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    Was out fishing didn't catching anything but took this picture, UZNJXLF0QYCbFG+XFRW6tA.jpg
     
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    A river runs thru it........
    Is that marsh on the road going to the HD, near brush hill rd. Hyde Park ? I used to go in there every day, and always saw deer around.....
     
  11. MFSP101

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    Probably. It’s meadow rd. I think it’s part of the blue hills.
     
  12. new guy

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    Do some deer smell bad? Do they fire up their stink glands for certain times of the year (mating, etc.)? I run up on deer in the woods pretty regularly and with some of them I'd swear I can smell them well before I get there. Just a real heavy, musky odor.
     
  13. MFSP101

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    I just looked it up and it’s Fowl Meadow. It is part of the Bluehills
     
  14. Stryker

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    Okay - so not the greatest picture I admit

    But Fox sitting on top of my son's car last night

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  15. Dennis in MA

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    No pix. Spent the weekend at the lake. Heard the Lakeville loons, saw the herons, had an osprey flash over us at the fire pit last night.

    No freaking fish, though. They aren't where they are supposed to be. LOL. They didn't get the memo. 2 days of hard fishing, about 6 fish to show for it. :(. Hoping the lily pads are full up by July 4.

    Heck, we even had 3 snappers fishing near the shore last night. Popping up to breathe. I haven't seen a snapping turtle IN the water yet while fishing. Usually I'll bump one or two big ones (12-20" shells) while hitting the shallows. Nothing this year. Strange.
     
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    I was taking couple friend's over to show them an eagles nest with two juvies. Got there and the juvies were there but the nest was gone. The nest was as big as my boat but must have gotten blown away in a storm. It was there last week...
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  17. smokey-seven

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    It depends on where they bed down. They like swamps.
     
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    I tracked a mule deer (I think) through the snow and it popped out of the wood line about 20' in front of me. We looked at eachother for a bit. Pretty cool. I hope not to see any beers that close.
     
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    Don't worry they are generally safe :)

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    I saw 2 bears shortly after posting that lol. Luckily they were several hundred feet below me crossing a glacier traveling in the opposite direction. My first time seeing them outside of Clark's trading post. I also saw my first marmot. And some type of mountain sheep or goat or ram.
     
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    Driving to the job in Webster yesterday morning and had a coyote cross the road in front of me. Coming home the same way I had a mink cross the same road, 5 or so miles later had a fisher run across the road in front of me. This much activity isn't unusual this time of year, everything is feeding a litter of somethings, it's a constant demand and the parents get no rest.

    This morning I had a doe and a fawn dart across the road in front of me in Douglas.
     
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    Have a turkey making its home near our house.

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  23. MFSP101

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    Yesterday leaving work i saw a deer laying down in the. Field I’ve been watching. I went back to try to get a picture but couldn’t get a good focus. I pulled out the binoculars and jumped in the bed of the truck to get a little higher vantage point and the notice the spots. She a fawn with her. Got to get binoculars with built in digital camera. Watched her for about 5 minutes before she saw me and then they both ran off.

    And this morning a fox ran across the road in front of me.
     
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    I was kayaking on Lake Cocituate in Natick yesterday, I put the paddle down and coasted close enough to get a picture. fullsizeoutput_233f.jpeg
     
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  25. Dennis in MA

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    Snapper, I assume. (Not a good turdul identifier. If I see one in the road near my house, it's always a spotted, in the lake is ALWAYS a snapping, my wife traps diamondback terrapins for tagging in the Taunton in the Dighton/Somerset area.)
     
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    So what's the deal with turtles? There was a week maybe a month or so ago where I was running into them walking around on land. Some big Fers too, and not really all that close to any bodies of water. A couple of painted turtles and some snappers. I took my oldest son out for a hike and we saw a couple of the painted ones, and when my middle boy saw the pictures of big bro holding a turtle he got all butthurt so I wanted to show him too, but haven't been able to find any that weren't out in the middle of a lake.

    Do these things only walk around on land (i.e. where we can get at them) during a part of the year, when they're laying eggs or something?
     
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  27. Dennis in MA

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    Not sure but only Jesus turtles walk on water. The rest walk only on land. ;)

    Sorry. Couldn't resist. They can live in pretty small bodies of water. The "pond" near my house where I see them is probably 50' by 75'. It's a hole. That's where we see the painted. But we see them elsewhere in the neighborhood not really near the pond. Always seems to be the warmest time of the year.

    My neighbor at the lake has a female that lays eggs in her garden every year. A while later, a pile of snapping babies head lake-side. Same spot in the garden every year for at least the last 6-7 years. I'll have to check if she's been by.
     
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    From what I've Been Told turtles will go wandering looking for new ponds when there are too many turtles in the pond that they currently inhabit. If it were and especially large hatch of eggs and the pond is low the turtles may go looking for more food. Some turtles just have an adventurous spirit and go exploring like the Vikings. It is probably more common to occur once a group of turtles reaches adolescence. You know how adolescents can be "FU Ma! I'm a big turtle in a small pond! I'm going to seek my fame and fortune! Peace out!"
     
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    Could you FedEx me one of the babies if you see one? Kthx.
     
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    Did you cut and paste this from wikipedia?
     

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