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"John Crowley, Jr." <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 31 May 2005 13:17:19 -0700
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On 5/31/05, David Guertin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dylan Gamache wrote:
> > WOW, its going to be a long, long summer.
>
> Yes, indeed, and I, for one, am looking forward to a great season.
> Anyone wants me, I'll be out on the water.
>
> Doesn't anyone here know how to do anything but ski, whine, or bicker?
>

[no ski content, discussion, or clarification]

I, too, was on the water over the weekend.

On my surfboard - "whining" was nearly in order because a sea lion
rose out of the water near my two buddies 40 feet from me and starting
"bickering" with them (snarling kind of thing - with some serious
several inch long fangs).  The animal must have been within 10-15 feet
of them.  My first thought was "I've never _heard_ about a fatal sea
lion attack..."

I've seen some good-sized wildlife up close.  Moose, elk, bear, etc.,
but this thing was the biggest by far.  At this spot, usually dolphins
are nearby, and sometimes go right under us in the waves.  Other times
there are sea otters trying to (apparently) crack shells on the
stomachs for food.... but this was a bit surreal.

After a faux advance toward one of them, making a wake wash up on the
guy's board, the lion ducked back under and was gone.



> Dave G., heretic
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