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    Hangin' - Snoring - and Wildlife

    Just wondering what you think of how the human snore effects wildlife . . .

    Is it nocturnal noise pollution . . . or . . .

    My thoughts about this is mostly concerning cougars and bears . . .

    Ya figure it will call them or scare them . . .
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    Considering the ruckus coming from Snakeman's hammock, last week, the only critters we needed to be concerned about were amorous moose.
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    I snore pretty good, or bad, depending on your viewpoint. I have had raccoons do unspeakable things to my tarp, I've woke to see an Elk standing 6' away, I've had my tarp bumped by a bear (pooped myself a little on that one), I swear I heard a 30' gator grunting right next to me one night. I looked, it wasn't 'right there', but it had to be close! I've had another hiker's dog sniff/bump my butt while asleep.

    Far as I'm concerned, snoring seems to be a universal call to the wildlife. Suppose it's a good thing I like critters.

    Oh yeah, try...just try...to keep your sanity intact when you open your eyes and there is a donkey staring at you. When they stare at you, they turn their head and look real hard with one eye. Because I was horizontal and below him, his head was sideways and he was sort of leaning down. I love that donkey, but I said some awfully hateful things to him that morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Oh yeah, try...just try...to keep your sanity intact when you open your eyes and there is a donkey staring at you. When they stare at you, they turn their head and look real hard with one eye. Because I was horizontal and below him, his head was sideways and he was sort of leaning down. I love that donkey, but I said some awfully hateful things to him that morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Far as I'm concerned, snoring seems to be a universal call to the wildlife. Suppose it's a good thing I like critters.
    I hope that's true. I saw some serious logs while I'm asleep, and I love getting to see the wildlife up close. I haven't had any personal experiences, but I do know that I managed to keep one of my hiking buddies up because he was convinced that it was a bear outside his tarp
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    I too am of the opinion that snoring does not deter wildlife from investigating your camp site, as I've had way to many critters check me out and my husband swears that I'm a horrible snore-er. These critters don't much bother me because I tend to sleep through to the morning. Now when they bump into me.... well that's another story.

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    I know I snore sometimes and I wondered the same thing. It sure didn't deter one of the biggest opossums from walking right through my camp one night. It took almost 2 hours to get that **** thing out of my camp because every time he'd move in the leaves Sam would bark and he'd play dead. Then I'd yell at Sam and go back to sleep. Then he'd move another foot or so...Sam would bark...then I would yell at Sam.....well, you get the picture. After the 4th or 5th time I was ready to shoot that stupid opossum.
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    I snore like a Poulan chainsaw no matter where I am sleeping.............I have never been approached by wildlife while in the woods, while sleeping, so I guess they know to stay clear of logging jobsites!!!!!!!
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    I don't know for sure but my feeling is it neither attracts or scares them.
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    I guess it would depend on how the wildlife is around the area ...I've been in places where animals don't like humans and spook easy and other places would snuggle up and sleep with ya if you let them.

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