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    Creatures bumping into you in the night!

    So, hammocks are called bear pinatas, have you ever been bothered by bears or other creatures interested in you while hanging?
    I just read somewhere, that somebody had a little scare with an alligator.
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    I read about the gator on WhiteBlaze. The first thing I thought was "Good thing he wasn't on the ground..."

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    As I remember the alligator in the WB story was not under his hammock, but making it's noise a few feet away.

    I think for as bad as most of us smell, animals are not going to be surprised by us hanging. I think minus things crawling on the ground, it willl be the same as a tent.

    But that's what I like to tell myself when I am hearing all of the nasties going bump at night.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    I read on Whiteblaze about a dog rubbing his back under the hammock during a rain storm.
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    I could have been skinkier

    The closest encounter I've had was a skunk parking under me for a few minutes. Luckily he went away on his own.

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    I've had coons run under me but never touched me.

    There's a picture on BPL of a moose standing about 10' from a hammock...the pic is from inside the hammock.
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    I had a doe come check me out one morning on the BR Parkway. I had the fly up high and she came under it and was sniffing me through the netting.
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    Had the same experience with a pony at Grayson Highlands. it also left me a "present" i stepped in!

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    Hey 2XL, I prefer to think of it as a bear burrito. The only thing I ever had touch me in the middle of the night where bugs. Had a bird poop on my tarp one time in my back yard. Its supposed to be good luck to get sh** on but I didn't think it was too grand at the time.
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    My problem is that when I am in my backyard testing gear, my darn cat comes out and pesters me until I let him into the hammock! Of course, being a cat, he only wants to stay for exactly as long as it takes for me to fall back asleep - then he wakes me by trying to scratch holes through my HH netting....

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