Probably the most memorable animal encounters while I was turkey hunting was the time I saw a Florida panther slipping through the woods about 100 yards away. Another time I had a bobcat stalk my dekes, and go by my blind at about 20 feet, then change his mind and slink away on the same path. Once I had some cows graze into my decoy set up, and one of them picked a decoy right off it's stake and started walking away with it. I had to chase the cow down, yelling and screaming before it dropped my deke and ran away. [:D]
I've also seen in close proximity, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, deer, hogs, otters, racoons, snakes, owls, hawks, bald eagles, osprey, tweety birds, armadillos, alligators, squirrels, rabbits, dogs, and a white chicken that hung out with a bunch of hen turkeys. Florida is a critter filled place to hunt.
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