Jump to content
Paninistickers

What's the most wild animal you've seen?

Recommended Posts

4 hours ago, Merging Cultures said:

I'm obviously pretty lucky, elephants, rhino, hippos, giraffes, leopard, lions, wild dogs, hyena, zebra, warthogs, crocs, eagles, penguins, whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles, and various types of antelopes, lizards and snakes.

 

And that's just on my way to work.

 

But seriously, Zambia and Botswana have some of the best Safaris I've been on. I saw someone saying they'd maybe go to Kenya, it's ok. I prefer Tanzania over Kenya, but I'd say Botswana and Zambia are even better. However, all are amazing! I've just been completely spoilt, the 18 years I've been working internationally, and the 10 years of that living in Africa.

 

Edit: I've also seen Cheetah but they were in a reserve, not very wild.

Cheater!

 

 

 

Sorry, had to be done. :P

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 20/11/2020 at 22:49, StanSP said:

Crocodiles and one of the largest alligators in the world in South Africa.

 

ZYYqdCG.jpg

 

10lXRnp.jpgWmlQLQ5.jpg

 

 

XcycUqG.jpg

 

LYDITrh.jpg

 

Rw9Jnzc.jpg

 

The big croc, Hannibal...

jspa899.jpg

Great pics. My favourite animal. 

 

I saw some in Florida from a distance. Even though they are a favourite of mine I'm not sure I'd want to see one up close lol 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Fox92 said:

Great pics. My favourite animal. 

 

I saw some in Florida from a distance. Even though they are a favourite of mine I'm not sure I'd want to see one up close lol 

That place had about 5 or 6 crocodiles in enclosures (including Hannibal). 

 

He allowed us to go behind the enclosure (2 of the pictures where the guy is with the stick and the one below that) and there were about 200 crocodiles just roaming around. It was the most surreal occasion and experience. Crocodiles everywhere you go and we had no protection at all. He would tease them with the stick to make them do the snapping sound of their jaw. Was incredible.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 20/11/2020 at 22:58, kingfox said:

Black Panther, Great Central Way, a few years ago.

 

There’s been numerous panther sightings across Leicestershire, they are 100% definitely out there.

Interesting...

 

Now you may think i'm nuts but during lockdown 1.0 me and my other half were out walking, not 5 mins from our house (we live in a village called Oxton in Notts) and she suddenly piped up 'what the hell is that over there?'. We both peer over a fence that backs onto the local pub and across the field walking along in a line of trees was what looked like a massive black cat. Far too big to be a domestic cat, you could see its tail distinctively and it was moving low to the ground in that stalking posture that cats have. 

 

We got the phones out and she managed to get some half decent footage of it. It then disappeared behind a load of bushes.

 

Afterwards i walked across to where it was to get a sense of perspective and it's size against the trees etc.

 

Absolutely no doubt in my mind what we saw. One of the weirdest things i've ever seen.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm surprised a couple of people have posted foxes as if they're a rare thing.

I see them on a daily occurrence here. There's loads of them in all the roads surrounding us.

They're ****ing loud creatures as well. They sound like their screeching half the night.

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Mapperleyfox said:

Interesting...

 

Now you may think i'm nuts but during lockdown 1.0 me and my other half were out walking, not 5 mins from our house (we live in a village called Oxton in Notts) and she suddenly piped up 'what the hell is that over there?'. We both peer over a fence that backs onto the local pub and across the field walking along in a line of trees was what looked like a massive black cat. Far too big to be a domestic cat, you could see its tail distinctively and it was moving low to the ground in that stalking posture that cats have. 

 

We got the phones out and she managed to get some half decent footage of it. It then disappeared behind a load of bushes.

 

Afterwards i walked across to where it was to get a sense of perspective and it's size against the trees etc.

 

Absolutely no doubt in my mind what we saw. One of the weirdest things i've ever seen.

 


Come on then.....upload the footage

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Mapperleyfox said:

Interesting...

 

Now you may think i'm nuts but during lockdown 1.0 me and my other half were out walking, not 5 mins from our house (we live in a village called Oxton in Notts) and she suddenly piped up 'what the hell is that over there?'. We both peer over a fence that backs onto the local pub and across the field walking along in a line of trees was what looked like a massive black cat. Far too big to be a domestic cat, you could see its tail distinctively and it was moving low to the ground in that stalking posture that cats have. 

 

We got the phones out and she managed to get some half decent footage of it. It then disappeared behind a load of bushes.

 

Afterwards i walked across to where it was to get a sense of perspective and it's size against the trees etc.

 

Absolutely no doubt in my mind what we saw. One of the weirdest things i've ever seen.

 

Highly likely.

 

The spot you suggested is perfect for it, exactly like Aylestone Meadows in Leicester.

 

This was the spot I was in, anybody who knows it, knows it runs for miles all the way to Fosse Park and beyond.

 

C3-E9-C1-CC-7708-4-A55-96-C0-92918713079

I got to about three streetlights down, then about 50 yards in front it crossed the path into the start of the allotments.

 

It was the tail that was distinctive, as soon as the light from one of the streetlights shone right on it, you could see the curl of it clear as day, I knew from that it wasn’t a Dog, it was 100% a Black Panther,  that’s when I decided to turn back.

 

As I said in another post, my Dog stops dead a few yards down that above path on his night walk ever since it happened, he won’t go any further unless other people are around. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, kingfox said:

Highly likely.

 

The spot you suggested is perfect for it, exactly like Aylestone Meadows in Leicester.

 

This was the spot I was in, anybody who knows it, knows it runs for miles all the way to Fosse Park and beyond.

 

C3-E9-C1-CC-7708-4-A55-96-C0-92918713079

I got to about three streetlights down, then about 50 yards in front it crossed the path into the start of the allotments.

 

It was the tail that was distinctive, as soon as the light from one of the streetlights shone right on it, you could see the curl of it clear as day, I knew from that it wasn’t a Dog, it was 100% a Black Panther,  that’s when I decided to turn back.

 

As I said in another post, my Dog stops dead a few yards down that above path on his night walk ever since it happened, he won’t go any further unless other people are around. 

Not just me then...

 

Mine was in broad daylight, about 75 yards away but 100% a big cat. The fact both of us saw it and watched it walk across for 20-30 seconds removes any doubt.

 

It was one of those 'are you seeing what I'm seeing?' moments...we both couldn't believe it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Mapperleyfox said:

Not just me then...

 

Mine was in broad daylight, about 75 yards away but 100% a big cat. The fact both of us saw it and watched it walk across for 20-30 seconds removes any doubt.

 

It was one of those 'are you seeing what I'm seeing?' moments...we both couldn't believe it.

I’ve done mushrooms before as well, strong stuff.

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Sperm whales and seals in New Zealand.

Some form of monkey in Vietnam lol, found a restaurant that only served snake, but they wern't very wild...

100's of fish on the Great Barrier Reef.

Turtles in Bali.

And numerous hares, buzzards, red kits etc around where I grew up in East Leicestershire.

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, browniefox said:

Iguanas in Mexico, massive chuffing things just walking down the path.

 

I saw an iguana walk down the path in Ecuador years ago......and lots of locals immediately started throwing stones at it. :blink:

  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't find a clip but for me the wildest thing I've seen is Gerald the Gorilla on Not The Nine O'clock News:

 

Interviewer: "And was Gerald wild when you captured him?"

 

Gerald the Gorilla: "Wild? I was absolutely livid!"

 

You need to remember the clip to get the joke or watch it if you can find it.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Parafox said:

I can't find a clip but for me the wildest thing I've seen is Gerald the Gorilla on Not The Nine O'clock News:

 

Interviewer: "And was Gerald wild when you captured him?"

 

Gerald the Gorilla: "Wild? I was absolutely livid!"

 

You need to remember the clip to get the joke or watch it if you can find it.

 

 

 

You haven't looked very hard - @Alf Bentley posted it on this very page! lol

 

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I swam with a whale shark or a basking shark  whilst snorkelling in Thailand (it was fricking massive, but not sure which it was!) 

 

In Algonquin National Park in Canada, saw chipmunks (I actually got attacked by one, turns out they are incredibly territorial!) beavers and a moose.  A Moose is HUGE! 

 

In New York (and also Montreal) saw loads of White Squirrels and Black Squirrels, they are really common over there! 

 

Up near Bardon Quarry, I saw a buzzard as well in the middle of the road. They are bloody big as well! Massive wingspan! 

 

Living in the countryside, I always see Hares, Foxes, Rabbits etc. 

 

I also one stepped on an Adder in France. Thought it was a stick, I was about 6 years old! lol. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Christoph said:

There are muntjack deers in Ayelstone meadows. First time I saw one I was thinking wtf was it. 

Seen them as well twice, unfortunately one was actually found dead a few weeks ago.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...