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    Default I Got Mauled Today!

    OK, it wasn't a bear ...but I did get attacked by a Spruce Grouse today! He was a mean one too.

    Pretty funny, he chased off a couple lady joggers who were just passing through, he attacked my shoes, slap my legs around a bit and landed on my head a couple times. My wife got a pretty good kick out of it!

    Should have made Stir Fry outta the little bugger!







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    wife wonders why i call them stupid chickens hehehehe
    but cool pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Now that is cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehappyalaskan View Post
    wife wonders why i call them stupid chickens hehehehe
    but cool pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh ya, he had stupid written all over his tiny little forehead!







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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    Oh ya, he had stupid written all over his tiny little forehead!
    He's just horny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    He's just horny.
    HA! Worse than my grandma's little Chihuahua named Chico, straddling the Pastor's leg.

    I must have been around 6-years old. An image I will never forget!

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    Catch and release Grouse hunting.

    Excellent.....................and by the way that was your second good catch, would say the wife was the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2PawsRiver View Post
    Catch and release Grouse hunting.

    Excellent.....................and by the way that was your second good catch, would say the wife was the first.
    Amen to that, 2PawsRiver! We have been together now for over 30-years. Dated through high school and married right after graduation. I always said that I ended up with the best one of the bunch. She had four other sisters and I grabbed the oldest and smartest.

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    lOl THEY sure are funny little birds this time of year. I had a cock bird outside the window in full strut the other day.. JUST out side the reach of the Griff...even in his rut crazed mind he knew to leave that dog alone ....however we do get them charging the truck in the drive way.
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    Wow that is neat! I never have seen them act that brave. And you caught him! Thanks for sharing!

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    Yeah, that is very cool. Is that out by Kincaid? I've been hearing about a couple crazy grouse cocks out there lately. They are territorial this time of year trying to collect females. He would have been even more aggressive if you had been wearing something bright red. He be lucky if a goshawk or owl doesn't get him soon. Thanks for the share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    lOl THEY sure are funny little birds this time of year. I had a cock bird outside the window in full strut the other day.. JUST out side the reach of the Griff...even in his rut crazed mind he knew to leave that dog alone ....however we do get them charging the truck in the drive way.
    Thats great!

    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    Wow that is neat! I never have seen them act that brave. And you caught him! Thanks for sharing!
    I actually picked him a couple times. When I would put him back down on the ground he would flutter a bit and go back to strutting.

    Quote Originally Posted by OATS View Post
    Yeah, that is very cool. Is that out by Kincaid? I've been hearing about a couple crazy grouse cocks out there lately. They are territorial this time of year trying to collect females. He would have been even more aggressive if you had been wearing something bright red. He be lucky if a goshawk or owl doesn't get him soon. Thanks for the share.
    Yes, Kincaid Park. If he doesn't watch it he's gonna get run over.

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    Great detail in the photos Eddie . . . it took me a minute to recover after seeing you holding the bird . . i was ROFL . . . .

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    Those are some amazing photos

    Birds must like you, since you often can get very close to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra Hotel View Post
    Great detail in the photos Eddie . . . it took me a minute to recover after seeing you holding the bird . . i was ROFL . . . .
    There was a time when I would have rung his neck and cooked him over an open fire. This was just one of those funny experiences. Next time ...salt and pepper!



    Quote Originally Posted by RayfromAK View Post
    Those are some amazing photos

    Birds must like you, since you often can get very close to them.

    Just call me the "Bird Whisperer".

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    (chuckle) reminds me of a movie I once saw - with Burt Lancaster -

    The Bird Man ! great set of images !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tull777 View Post
    Amen to that, 2PawsRiver! We have been together now for over 30-years. Dated through high school and married right after graduation. I always said that I ended up with the best one of the bunch. She had four other sisters and I grabbed the oldest and smartest.

    You were hoping I wouldn't read that, right, Eddie? Now you know we have to duel...

    (I married his wife's 2nd youngest sister; but we've only been married half as long...).

    Great pics, as always!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trochilids View Post
    You were hoping I wouldn't read that, right, Eddie? Now you know we have to duel...

    (I married his wife's 2nd youngest sister; but we've only been married half as long...).

    Great pics, as always!

    Busted, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    "Smartest" as in "She picked me" .........Right?!?

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