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Old 23 May 2019, 22:01
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Just the occasional stray pitbul on the streets.. some aggressive, some docile, but all VERY INTIMIDATING IN SIZE and BULK! (Something about those mongol eyes and rippled musculature..)

no likey..
I am with you on this. My squad leader had a pitbull that was raised for fighting , one mean SOB as was my squad leader. Got bit by a doberman guarding a milk house outside of Golden , Co as a kid and the rottweilers in Damien Omen or whatever. FTS!
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Old 24 May 2019, 03:36
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Sent yesterday from my Daughter. In her back yard.

That's a healthy rat snake there fellers.
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Old 24 May 2019, 04:11
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I need a whole passel of those here on the farm. They sold the dairy, got rid of all the tractors and manure spreaders before they got rid of the manure. Rats are thick as fleas now, they love old manure .
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Old 26 May 2019, 15:52
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I need a whole passel of those here on the farm. They sold the dairy, got rid of all the tractors and manure spreaders before they got rid of the manure. Rats are thick as fleas now, they love old manure .
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Old 27 May 2019, 00:37
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HD, I just so happen to have both of those! My buddy, George E. Hill III, bought me a MKII when I ETS'D. Still shoots great!
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Old 30 May 2019, 20:55
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We just checked into a remote cabin in Maine. As we’re unloading the car I hear some movement in the woods and make sure to keep an eye out. After a minute an animal that looks just like a large Wolverine comes out of the woods and starts walking right at us. He had to be at least 50 pounds. I grab the wife and get her inside. My phone was on the charger so I grab it and cautiously go back out to snap a photo but he had already beat feet. I’ve been looking at pictures of them on the internet and I’m convinced that’s what it was.
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Old 30 May 2019, 21:18
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HD, I just so happen to have both of those! My buddy, George E. Hill III, bought me a MKII when I ETS'D. Still shoots great!
Still a pain in the ass to reassemble.
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Old 31 May 2019, 00:27
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Still a pain in the ass to reassemble.
No fucking doubt, I start throwing shit!
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Old 31 May 2019, 00:51
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Old 31 May 2019, 10:55
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Thought you had people to do that for you?
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Old 31 May 2019, 20:01
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After a minute an animal that looks just like a large Wolverine comes out of the woods and starts walking right at us. He had to be at least 50 pounds.
Very cool and very uncommon if true!
My first thought was a big fisher, but even heavy-set ones are kind of runty and no bigger than 15-20# max.
Pretty sure a wolverine would have had to come down from upper Canada.

If you have time, it might be worth a report to Maine IF&W, esp if you can find/docu tracks or a good reference point for size.
Most likely your closest office would be Ashland (region G) - contact info here:

http://www.maine.gov/ifw/about/conta...directory.html

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Old 31 May 2019, 21:18
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My first thought was fisher too, but like you said not at 50lbs. I've yet to see a wolverine in the wild. Very cool!

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Old 1 June 2019, 21:06
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Very cool and very uncommon if true!
My first thought was a big fisher, but even heavy-set ones are kind of runty and no bigger than 15-20# max.
Pretty sure a wolverine would have had to come down from upper Canada.

If you have time, it might be worth a report to Maine IF&W, esp if you can find/docu tracks or a good reference point for size.
Most likely your closest office would be Ashland (region G) - contact info here:

http://www.maine.gov/ifw/about/conta...directory.html

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I looked at some photos of Fisher Cats and that is definitely not what we saw. At first glance, my wife thought it was a small bear. I really wish I’d gotten a picture of it. We’ve already moved on into Canada but I may look into reporting it. I talked to the people who owned the cabin and they hadn’t seen it. It was a really cool experience.
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Old 1 June 2019, 21:15
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Could have been a bear cub separated from its mom. The cubs tend to be a little more slender and narrow in the face generally so it would fit the description. A cub would also likely not show any fear of humans especially in a remote area.
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Old 1 June 2019, 21:47
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I would say black bear cub. At that size they even look like dogs. Depending on food supply and such, their size will vary after they leave their mom.
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Old 1 June 2019, 23:57
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I've only seen fishers in the PNW, and they top out at about 8-10 lbs, only slightly bigger than a marten.

Given where you were at the time, it could be a Pirate Mike...rarely seen in the wild, but about the right size.
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Old 2 June 2019, 12:58
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Thought you had people to do that for you?
Haha, I wish. What I need is a bullet sommelier so I can say, “Jeeves, pick me out an unpretentious 6.5 Creedmoor.”
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Old 2 June 2019, 14:32
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Found this picture online that resembles what we saw.
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Old 2 June 2019, 16:05
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Found this picture online that resembles what we saw.
That's cool. Super rare to see them. We've been in Alaska for almost 20 years, I've seen maybe 6 or 7 total, almost all from the air.
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Old 2 June 2019, 18:34
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I've got a text out to a game warden friend about wolverines in Maine.

That would be a rare sighting.

We definitely have Fishers.

Here's a pic that I found online:

AR-160139705.jpg

This is from this website and it is supposedly a pic from Mass.

edited: Received word from my game warden friend, unlikely to be wolverine but Fishers are getting bigger and bigger.

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