Animals on playa this year

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby dr.placebo » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:37 pm

We saw a few small birds after one dust storm, and toward the end about a half dozen ravens.

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby elKay » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:44 pm

Rick is sure that he saw a pelican fly over us. Is that even possible?

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:09 pm

elKay wrote:Rick is sure that he saw a pelican fly over us. Is that even possible?

I dunno, but maybe:
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They are pretty big birds, so they might be able to fly from feeding waters (and the white pelicans feed inland) to Nevada.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby TinkerMom » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:19 pm

lucky420 wrote:i saw a skunk :mrgreen:



:mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink:
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby elKay » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:43 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
elKay wrote:Rick is sure that he saw a pelican fly over us. Is that even possible?

I dunno, but maybe:
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They are pretty big birds, so they might be able to fly from feeding waters (and the white pelicans feed inland) to Nevada.

Thanks, I guess it is possible. A little more google and I just found a reference to the pelicans at pyramid lake: http://www.nevadaaudubon.org/birdinggui ... dlake.html

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:57 pm

Oh yeah, if they feed in Pyramid Lake, it's their back yard!
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby elKay » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:01 pm

If it had been anyone else who saw it, I would have thought they were seeing things. I couldn't imagine that they were native.

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby ConnieH » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:03 pm

A "grandfathered" off-leash DPW dog peed on our egg, which is kinda funny to think about, but he peed on the electronic controllers for the $5k worth of lighting of our CORE project...he's lucky that he didn't get electrocuted (although mighta served it right), and lucky that our electronics were not damaged, or there would have been serious hell to pay. Our group lodged a complaint with BMorg. I'm ok with grandfathered dogs, but they shouldn't be allowed to pee on art, dammit!

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Nipple » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:01 pm

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Gonzo mamiya » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:09 pm

I saw the pelican! It was one of the more magnificient slices of beauty I have layed my sweet little eyes on. It flew at sunrise Thursday when the winds were void and the flags slept. Flew around three thermals round and round looking down at the playa saying good morning. That wing span is something else.

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby illy dilly » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:22 pm

TinkerMom wrote:
lucky420 wrote:i saw a skunk :mrgreen:



:mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink:

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Postby Bexx » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:47 am

elKay wrote:Rick is sure that he saw a pelican fly over us. Is that even possible?


my camp saw one too. flew right over us! pretty trippy. This was the first year I'd seen more birds during the whole week. Usually it's just the ravens at the end.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby TinkerMom » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:43 am

illy dilly wrote:
TinkerMom wrote:
lucky420 wrote:i saw a skunk :mrgreen:



:mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink:

You're not even going to mention the scorpion you caught?


Hey, Illy!!

I did, go back a page and I have a picture!
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Sail Man » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:49 am

I bet nobody saw an ass.

Cuz I didn't go this year.

HAH HAH HAH

hee hee

ahem...... :oops:

say, I wonder what's going on over in TPBM thread.....




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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby unjonharley » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:20 am

The pelican, the pelican

His bill can hold more

Than his belly can

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:37 am

He holds in his beak, enough food for a week,
But I'm damned if I know how the hell he can.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby illy dilly » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:06 am

TinkerMom wrote:
illy dilly wrote:
TinkerMom wrote: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink:

You're not even going to mention the scorpion you caught?


Hey, Illy!!

I did, go back a page and I have a picture!

DOPE! :x

My bad, I missed it the first time through!
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby FlyingMonkey » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:53 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
elKay wrote:Rick is sure that he saw a pelican fly over us. Is that even possible?

I dunno, but maybe:
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They are pretty big birds, so they might be able to fly from feeding waters (and the white pelicans feed inland) to Nevada.


They often fly over the Mississippi river between WI & MN in the spring. I once saw a flock of over 100 of them. Never expected to see that the first week of April. Supposedly many years ago a storm knocked them off their normal migration & they have been visiting ever since.


That was odd but I would really be impressed by hundreds of penguins.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby unjonharley » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:15 pm

Little birdie in the sky

Went poop poop in my eye.

I don't know why.

Sure glad it wasn't a cow

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby graidawg » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:28 pm

if my kids have kids can i be a grandfathered dog on the playa?
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby dj_john69 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:09 pm

About 7 years ago, i had some campers that camped at my camp. I didn't know them personally, they were friends of a friend type of thing. I was cool with them until they brought out their pitbull. He was a good dog but it was fucked up they brought him from Vegas. After a day of them walking around with their dog, they got harassed so much they bounced back to Vegas which was cool with me. I asked how they got the dog into the party and they said they paid cash to sneak it in when they got searched. Kind of fucked up that someone at the gate took a cash bribe....bad bad bad.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Rice » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:04 pm

lucky420 wrote:i saw a skunk :mrgreen:

You too??

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Gonzo mamiya » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:47 am

Gonzo mamiya wrote:I saw the pelican! It was one of the more magnificient slices of beauty I have layed my sweet little eyes on. It flew at sunrise Thursday when the winds were void and the flags slept. Flew around three thermals round and round looking down at the playa saying good morning. That wing span is something else.


With further investigating I believe I actually saw a Great Blue Heron. Is that out of the question?

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:30 am

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Apparently it is not. Although, it's a ways away from water. There is frog pond nearby and other water up north still in the National Conservation Area, however.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby knowmad » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:11 am

lotsa bunnies!!
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Playa Hater » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:23 am

Ive seen a lot of animals out there almost every year I have gone. From camels, horses, sheep, ducks, dogs, scorpions, playa mantis, lady bugs, spiders, all kinds of things. Never seen a cat though. Never really seen any problems with it, but I'm not sure I would bring my dog out there. And my cat trips the fuck out even when I hold her out my back door so I doubt she would be comfy on the playa. Maybe back in the olden days I would bring my pup. She has gone with me on other large camping events but BM might be just a bit to big.

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Bob » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:56 am

Gonzo mamiya wrote:
Gonzo mamiya wrote:I saw the pelican! It was one of the more magnificient slices of beauty I have layed my sweet little eyes on. It flew at sunrise Thursday when the winds were void and the flags slept. Flew around three thermals round and round looking down at the playa saying good morning. That wing span is something else.


With further investigating I believe I actually saw a Great Blue Heron. Is that out of the question?


Herons, egrets, waterfowl & shorebirds frequent the number of farm reservoirs along Route 34, as well as seasonal wetlands around the creeks and reservoirs. And sometimes the playa, when they think can find tasty critters or forage. Birds might land anywhere that vaguely looks like appropriate habitat, so it shouldn't be surprising to see white pelicans that might have wandered up from Pyramid Lake, where they nest on Anaho Island along with various cormorants, gulls, terns, herons and egrets. Might be juveniles confused about how to find the ocean. I've seen pelicans many times at lakes in the high Sierra Nevada.
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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:16 pm

You found the site of the next Burn.

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Thanks, we were trying to keep it a secret.

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Postby unjonharley » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:15 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:You found the site of the next Burn.

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Thanks, we were trying to keep it a secret.


Looks like a giant sea turtle.. Bet it's covered with bird shit.. Could use it for cooking fuel.. l

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Re: Animals on playa this year

Postby The Rat Lady » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:44 pm

2011 there was a girl with a small red fox in her hood. Saw her a couple of times in center camp.
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