Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:14 AM
I've ran into a few of those here in WV, not all on the course. Deer here, are just mind numbingly stupid. You usually hear a story once every couple weeks of some good ole boy getting in a fist fight with a deer. The results are about 50/50 on who wins those. Just fyi, if you leave your house here at night, carry a knife if you can't carry a firearm. The deer seem to take off after being stabbed a couple times from what I've been told by people who have "been there". The bears here (the one you see every 10 years, though the past two have been a tenth of a mile, and then across the road from my house) are pretty skiddish of people. Either way, if you see a black bear around dawn in the woods, you immediately remember that shortcut through the woods to your buddy's house. If you see a fox, they usually take off. Skunks here go through odd population trends. Every few years it's a cycle. For a while, they get hit on roads everywhere. Then for a few years they seem to go away. That cycle just never ends. The coons here are usually rabid for some reason. They basically tell you that if you see one, shoot it. One of the worst things here are the possums. Goodness. If you've ever cornered a possum, you know what I mean. Those things will literally claw your face off and enjoy it. If you're unfortunate enough to get in a fight with a possum and you don't have a gun, good luck to you is all I can say. You hear rumors here of mountain lions (which, in a scary turn of events, the sightings keep increasing each year), but the DNR's official stand is that we don't have any. Besides that, everything here pretty well leaves you alone if you leave it alone.