filthy animals

#18
Greg Armstrong wrote: "I think the moose turd pattern calls for a size 2 hook...
"Big bait - big fish"; I did get some nice size fish in that area that day. They had a lot of bulk to them..."
Now hey, that would make a strike indicator that would support a #2 stone nymph. :rolleyes:
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#19
Oddly enough, I've seen that happen while watching two deer cross a small stream that fed into the lake I was fishing.

I thought I had imagined it. Now I know it was for real.

For all we know, that's how the local deer always poop or pee. Something about the moving water... I guess...
I think they do this so they don't get caught with their pants down by a predator, Well maybe not their pants but how about their guard down?
 
#25
Greg: Re the cow moose, I don't know, but it occurs to me that animals that are prey for big predators may learn to hide bodily waste in streams so as to leave no evidence for wolves, etc. Does anybody know?
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#26
I've seen lots and lots of deer and elk poop on land so I don't think they poop or pea exclusively in rivers .... :)

It could be, they just poop or pea when they feel like it and it doesn't matter if they're walking through a forest or crossing a river.

Horses certainly are not picky as to when they poop and the same may hold true for deer, elk and moose.
 
#27
I've seen lots and lots of deer and elk poop on land so I don't think they poop or pea exclusively in rivers .... :)

It could be, they just poop or pea when they feel like it and it doesn't matter if they're walking through a forest or crossing a river.

Horses certainly are not picky as to when they poop and the same may hold true for deer, elk and moose.

Yep, deer, elk, moose and some of us old farts. Now we really know where the name "Elk" hair caddis came from. Seems we've all been tying them wrong.
 
#28
I always just thought someday spilled milkduds upstream. Mmmmmm...... milkduds.
There is a great practical joke here, to pull on the uninitiated ...

You have to have a package of milk duds ... and you then place a small pile of the milk duds on the ground, in a place where you can call attention to them, identifying them as deer (or elk, or whatever) turds ... reach down, pick up a couple, and taste them ... turn to the uninitiated, and say, with certainty, "these are from a buck, the male always has sweeter turds than the females"
 

Dipnet

The wanted posters say Tim Hartman
#29
There is a great practical joke here, to pull on the uninitiated ...

You have to have a package of milk duds ... and you then place a small pile of the milk duds on the ground, in a place where you can call attention to them, identifying them as deer (or elk, or whatever) turds ... reach down, pick up a couple, and taste them ... turn to the uninitiated, and say, with certainty, "these are from a buck, the male always has sweeter turds than the females"
I like that! :)

That reminds me of the old joke about the ranger giving tips to a group of backpackers in Montana who were about to hike into bear country.

He explained that brown bears, also known as "grizzlies", were a lot more unpredictable and dangerous than black bears and advised the group to wear "bear bells" on their packs. These are small bells attached to the pack in order to make noise and avoid the issue of completely surprising a bear with possibly life-threatening results. He also advised the group to carry pepper spray to shoot in the face of a charging bear.

Additionally, he said they'd have to be able to identify the bear scat they encountered in order to determine if bears were in the area and whether they were the more dangerous grizzlies or the less so black bears.

One of the hikers asked "What's the difference between brown bear and black bear scat?"

The ranger replied "Black bear scat will usually be a smaller pile than brown bear and you'll see the remains of berries in the pile. If you hold it up to your nose it will often smell of berries. A pile of grizzly scat will be much larger, full of small bells and will smell like pepper!" :p