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Offline shooter

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Who am I
« on: August 08, 2013, 06:23:18 pm »
just curious who am i


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Re: Who am I
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 09:00:36 pm »
Otter

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Re: Who am I
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 05:25:59 am »
good guess but no.

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Re: Who am I
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013, 07:38:11 am »
Looks about the size of a muskrat and a tail like a muskrat so it must be a muskrat.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2013, 07:40:41 am by Riot Fishing »
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Re: Who am I
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 10:40:39 am »
That's no Rat !

Looks minkish to me.
It should be darker and its hard to get a sense of scale
from the pic. Fishers are bigger than minks, and
if its a mink or fisher the ears should be sticking up
and out more.  :)
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Re: Who am I
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2013, 10:58:39 am »
i'm sayin mink as well....I thought otter at first too....i had 4 of them follow me along the shore off of aburg last week...funny little creatures.
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Re: Who am I
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 11:18:13 am »
I thought mink at first but the color seems to be too light.  Most of the mink I've seen (in NB) are more of a darker brown.
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Re: Who am I
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2013, 11:42:28 am »
It's a beaver

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Re: Who am I
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013, 02:01:38 pm »
This is a mink. I took this in lasalle there are plenty of them.

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Re: Who am I
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2013, 02:38:05 pm »
Okay the first picture is a beaver.
The second is some otter/ weasel thing.
Looks at bit like a marmot, but they're out west and
don't like water. It must be unique to Windsor area,
and it ain't no opossum. River otters are black.
Last guess...long tail weasel or a European invader .
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Re: Who am I
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2013, 02:40:44 pm »
It's a beaver
Yup, us BC guys know our beavers. The ones from Nelson and Tofino are especially hairy. Big wide hairless tail, flat squat head...

There are killer beavers out there too:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/29/beaver-kills-man-belarus
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Re: Who am I
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2013, 02:45:07 pm »
Guys thats the big question. I took this photo the other day while stalking this guy and took time to catch head and tail in picture. Beavers are very rare here. But still not sure if this is juvenile beaver or extra large muskrat. The tail seems a bit tad big. Or a nutria (highly unlikely). I take tons of wildlife shots whenever i get chance when out fishing. The mink was curious that day perfect shot

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Re: Who am I
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2013, 02:57:25 pm »
I'd say a marmot if they are out east that far. Muskrats that I've seen don't have a hairy tail like that.
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Re: Who am I
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2013, 03:12:38 pm »
Shooter, it looks to me the two pictures are of different animals.
Beavers are easy to tell cause they have a big tail and usually
splash it when approached.
The second one has whiskers and if the tail tapers, is wide at body
and narrows to a point at tip it's most likely a young river otter.

How about a pic. of a bowfin or a grass pickerel ?  ;)
« Last Edit: August 09, 2013, 03:20:08 pm by EagleEyesFlash »
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Re: Who am I
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2013, 04:09:36 pm »
Ok, well I change my vote then. It's hard to tell the scale of the animal in the photo, but the fact that it's tail is just hovering there while it's messing around seems more like a muskrat. Did it look like a snake was swimming behind the body of it when it moved? If so, with the small size and the fact that you say beavers are rare there, it's more likely a muskrat.

When you got close and it went under, did it slam its tail and make a noise like someone chucked a boulder in the water? That's beaver behaviour when they are sounding alarm that a threat is around.

I should have looked more carefully.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2013, 08:03:00 pm by Wayne »
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