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Rb336
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Post Number: 55
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 8:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Saw something odd at 75/Davison -- animal control guy taking a carcass off the shoulder. not that odd, I guess, but this was a deer. Coyotes, deer, what's the next wild thing to move into the city?
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Bobj
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 9:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have seen deer before, lots of pheasants, and the usual skunks, racoons, etc
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Bumble
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 9:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was an enormous dog at I-75 and Davison this Sunday. Are you sure they were removing a deer?
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Rb336
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the thing I saw had definite hooves (i was in the far lane, right next to it), looked like it got slammed by a semi
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Chitaku
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 12:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i've seen a fox by St. Anne
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 12:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

at my old apartment, i came home one night to find a possum on the stairs between the 2nd and 2rd floor balconies. after it hissed at me, i used the front entrance...this was in the 2nd and prentis area.

i hear a pheasant just about every morning at my new location, but those are almost as common as pigeons in this city it seems
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Cambrian
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 12:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We had a thread going on this topic last fall. Check that out too, lots of people contributed what they've seen. Basically animals use rivers and creeks as thier freeways. It's not unfeasible to think how they can migrate around when you think about it. When I was working in Flint last week someone told me of a black bear killed on a freeway in thier downtown.
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 12:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i'd say this guy that i spotted on my old balcony was less than "wild"


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Rb336
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Post Number: 57
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 1:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone believe in the panthers/pumas/mountain lions?
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Nickg
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 1:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

RB336, they are in michigan. There has been numerous photos, video, and tracks of them in the past 25 years in Michigan. The DNR denied their existence in the state forever...but theyve been warming up to it recently.
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Gumby
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 1:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

When I was working in Flint last week someone told me of a black bear killed on a freeway in thier downtown.



Actually it was on I-75 near the Pierson Rd. exit. Not downtown but a pretty well built up area none the less. Appearantly it had followed along the Flint River and decided to play in traffic.
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Gianni
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 2:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In the Lafayette Park neighborhood we've had a coyote (with a limp), fox, peregrine falcons, pheasant, rabbits, chipmunks, possum.

Yesterday I saw a hummingbird.
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Eric_c
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 5:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Islandview has rabbits, fox and opossum; black, grey and red squirrels, too. Pheasants are all over.
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Jenniferl
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 6:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There's a family of foxes that live at Fort Wayne.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 4:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My girlfriend has a pheasant running around her neighborhood (Brush Park).
We had a peacock here in New Center roaming the wilds of Virginia Park, but I have neither seen nor (thankfully) heard him in a while.
Did see a rabbit last night, though.
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Eric_w
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Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 6:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My wife saw a couple deer in Dearborn by Henry Ford CC a while ago-it's possible one could wander to the area mentioned.

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