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I want to hear some good stories about encounters with animals out on the disc golf course. What are some crazy things that have happened to you? What kind of animals have you seen out on the course and what were they doing? Once, me and a buddy saw a dog chasing a red-tailed hawk for about 300 feet. The hawk was flying 5 feet off of the ground and we thought the dog was going to get it but it eventually just flew up. It was pretty sweet. Let's hear some more!?!?

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oh, lmao, this thread is hillarious.
My brother-in-law, a homie and I were out in Bandera, Tx playing the 9 hole course out there and our homie, Brian, shoot past the basket on 1 into some heavy brush. He and I climb in to get his disc and he says "Oh sh*t Rick, Bees". I look up and 5 ft in front of me and him there's a huge bees nest, like the size of a 30 gal. trash can. We start to back out slowly but of course we spook them and the swarmed us.... I ran like Bolt!!!! I was scared as hell but laughing my ass off because of the way we looked... swinging out towels and hats around us as we ran away...We ended up getting the disc back but they got a couple of stings.....
Not super-exciting but I saw a tortoise once on hole 6 at Richmond Hill DGC. It was just cruising around the fairway. I must've just missed the hare %^)
I would title this pic "Hold Yer Horses!"

Hahaha. Some of my friends have seen this guy(and his monkey) at the course in Mount Pleasant. Unfortunately, I never have. I have, however, seen deer a few times while playing different courses. Also, after my friend and I drove, a duck wandered in between us and nibbled on my friends putter and towel and then walked off.

RAY said:
I've told this before, but one time at Chippewa Banks in Midland, Michigan I was playing a game with some friends. At this course hole 6 is parallel to hole 15. So we were on hole 6 we all saw this guy holding a leash and on the other end was a little monkey in a diaper holding and walking with a mini disc. I am not sure if he trained it to throw it or not, but it was pretty damn funny!
A couple of years ago, my friends disc landed 5 feet from an adult michigan rattler curled up and basking in the sun. he did get his disc, but didn't throw from the spot. we warned the next group on the tee to be careful of that spot. the rattler never even moved.


at hawk hollow i have seen all sorts of things, tons of deer, all sorts of reptiles, a hen turkey with young, hawks (of course), bald eagle, etc, etc.- but the cattle are there all the time.

weirdest animal incident i've seen on a course was years ago when my roomie in richmond caught a pigeon in flight with a viper about 20 feet off the tee. it basically exploded in a shower of feathers.
The cattle are why the basket is leaning. Cows and DG don't mix. The baskets feel too good to them as scratching posts.
Last year, a friend and I were playing Willow Run in Wisconsin Rapids. Anyone who's ever played this course knows about the walking trail that traverses the course. Anyway, we get to hole 9, and my friend drives to within 10 feet of the basket. He's stoked about the whole thing. That is, until this lady walking her dog without a leash happens by. The next thing I know, this lady and my friend are chasing this dog through the park trying to get his disc back. It may possibly be the funniest thing I ever saw out on the course. Now, whenever we play, I always remind him to watch out for dogs.

Also, a funny side note. The squirrels at Willow Run are outright ballsy. I've had them scurry right up to me. Literally within inches. I hope they don't chew a hole in my bag.... HA!

Yeah, lame joke...

I like this thread. It's one of the better one's I've seen.
haha, the squirrels at Cliff Stevens, Clearwater FL have come up to me and grabbed food out of my hands w/ there own little hands and ate it right there in front of us'

Chainz-4-Brainz said:
Last year, a friend and I were playing Willow Run in Wisconsin Rapids. Anyone who's ever played this course knows about the walking trail that traverses the course. Anyway, we get to hole 9, and my friend drives to within 10 feet of the basket. He's stoked about the whole thing. That is, until this lady walking her dog without a leash happens by. The next thing I know, this lady and my friend are chasing this dog through the park trying to get his disc back. It may possibly be the funniest thing I ever saw out on the course. Now, whenever we play, I always remind him to watch out for dogs.

Also, a funny side note. The squirrels at Willow Run are outright ballsy. I've had them scurry right up to me. Literally within inches. I hope they don't chew a hole in my bag.... HA!

Yeah, lame joke...

I like this thread. It's one of the better one's I've seen.
Last summer before Dabney Doubles in Troutdale, OR... There was a guy playing a round with his dog (no dogs allowed in park!). We told him dogs are not allowed...he gave us his $.02. Well about 20 minutes later (while warming up) we could hear what sounded like a stampede coming toward us. It was an adult male deer running, at top speed, down a hillside about 20 feet from me AND he was being chased by the dog (that shouldn't have been in the park). The deer jumped into bunch of ferns and trees that run between a couple of holes with the dog about 10-15 feet behind and haulin'. A few second later the dog's owner comes running up and asking if we saw his dog. We just laughed at him and pointed in the direction they went...he found his dog about half hour later. I never would have guessed a lab could almost keep up with a deer. Crazy

Kevin
in wisconsin there are so many white tail deer they are almost a menace. some are rather tame. i was playin a solo round at at yulga park. it was on my lunch hour and kind of overcast so the course which is normally heavlly used was pretty empty. i got to hole 18 and there was two does standing about 80 feet off the tee pad munchin on some vegies, i didnt even see them as i had my head down wipin off my dics from the previous hole. got to the tee pad and looked up and they kind of startled me. so i wanted to drive and they were in the fairway, i started yelling at them and jumping around flailling my arms about. they could of cared less, so i said f-it i'll just throw, i tried to ignore them but just as i was about to release the one in the back (center of fairway) pulled his head up and looked to see what i was doin, i caught him out of the corner of my eye and my arm went right to where i was looking. it sailed about 6 feet over his head hit a tree directlly behind him bounced right hit another pine tree and came back towards me hitting the other deer directlly in the side of the head. he looked dazed for a second then he shook it off and they both ran away. i laughed my a$$ off for about 2 minutes, wish someone else was there to see it. needless to say i couldnt focus after that and ended up bogeying the hole to screw up my bogey free round.

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