You know it's a slow day railfanning....

MOPACJAY May 15, 2008

  1. MOPACJAY

    MOPACJAY TrainBoard Member

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    ...when a deer pauses on the mainline.Is this a cross"buck"?I "doe"nt think so.What wildlife have you spotted on or near the minline?
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  2. Ed M

    Ed M Passed away May 2012 In Memoriam

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    Nice shot.

    About 20 years ago, while on a railfan weekend in Jasper National Park, in Alberta, I ran into a black bear on the main, just a bit out west of town. I have the slide somewhere, but don't have any ability to scan slides.

    Regards

    Ed
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  3. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Saw some mule deer under a tree at Harriman, WY, while waiting for an eastbound UP freight to come by.

    Also in Macon, GA, I shot a hawk that had swooped down on some prey and was covering it up with its wings, just a few feet from my car.
     
  4. RRfan

    RRfan TrainBoard Member

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    we saw lots and lots of turkeys one time
     
  5. ecofreak

    ecofreak TrainBoard Member

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    Bambi on the house track

    Saw this guy as he walked by my truck in Liberty, MO. The Spine Line is in the background.
     

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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I remember one day. When I was railfanning, and started hearing some Pica chattering away. I ended up scrambling along a rocky slope, chasing them instead of trains.

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  7. brakie

    brakie TrainBoard Member

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    I see lots of ground hogs and rabbits while railfanning..
    The meanest thing I ever ran across was a 3 foot timber rattler while railfanning CSX in Eastern Ky..It was sunning its self on some old ties.When it felt my presence it started rattling .Needless to say I left the area in warp 5 leaving the snake to it's ties and "railfan" spot.
     
  8. Ted Marshall

    Ted Marshall E-Mail Bounces

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    I've kicked up a covey or two of doves in my time while out railfanning. That's about it.
     
  9. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Just today at work alone, I saw 7 deer, 4 turtles, 5 snakes, 1 pheasant (might be misspelled), 1 bald eagle and a fox. Didn't have my camera with me, dangit.
     
  10. YoHo

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    I saw a black Tail Deer right across the road from me as I was taking a picture of the Keddie Wye. I always see Hawks and such while out at Cajon and Tehachapi.
     
  11. sp4009

    sp4009 TrainBoard Member

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    From the other prospective....

    While running down the main, we see wildlife all the time. To name a few, I've seen the following:
    Bobcat, Mountain Lion, Badger, Deer, Railfans, Sheep, Skunk, Raccoon, "Jackalope," Coyote, Snakes, Desert Tortoise, and what else....

    Oh, animals I've hit while running down the main:
    Deer, Skunk, Snake(yes), Dogs, Coyote, Sheep, and a Cow. The Cow at 47 MPH at Cameron.

    Railroading has it's moments:bear-sad:
     

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