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Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby Mucha Man » 26 Dec 2014, 22:19

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Handheld night shot. Super grainy but I still love this.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 26 Dec 2014, 22:29

Mucha Man wrote:Image

Handheld night shot. Super grainy but I still love this.


man, they are close. that looks like it could be from one of those Disney animations.
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby Mucha Man » 26 Dec 2014, 22:30

Yeah they were no more than 20-30m away.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby urodacus » 26 Dec 2014, 22:45

A mum and two kids? A great shot.
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Too many people! Almost all of the world's problems are due to overpopulation. The rest are due to religion.

50% of the world's wild animals have disappeared in the last 50 years. Did you eat them, or eat their house?
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby lostinasia » 27 Dec 2014, 11:32

Abacus wrote:Yes, I have been hoping that the southern cross island highway would remain closed to through traffic and instead they could create a park shuttle to a set of nature trails instead of opening the road to every dipshit that wants to drive across it for no reason.

Hey, for this dipshit, I'd guess four or five of my best ten days in Taiwan were driving a scooter on that highway from Tainan! I absolutely loved going up it, camping at the top, and mostly coasting down the next morning. Incredibly beautiful.

That being said ... yup, it should probably remain closed. There's just not enough reason for it, considering the environmental damage that the constant road repairs must cause.
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby Abacus » 27 Dec 2014, 13:12

lostinasia wrote:
Abacus wrote:Yes, I have been hoping that the southern cross island highway would remain closed to through traffic and instead they could create a park shuttle to a set of nature trails instead of opening the road to every dipshit that wants to drive across it for no reason.

Hey, for this dipshit, I'd guess four or five of my best ten days in Taiwan were driving a scooter on that highway from Tainan! I absolutely loved going up it, camping at the top, and mostly coasting down the next morning. Incredibly beautiful.

That being said ... yup, it should probably remain closed. There's just not enough reason for it, considering the environmental damage that the constant road repairs must cause.


I was more so talking about the steady stream of cars and SUV's that would simply drive across it in an afternoon just because it's there. It is going to be very difficult to maintain the road in a condition where it can handle that constant stream of cars. It has huge potential as a partially closed off reserve.
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby Mucha Man » 27 Dec 2014, 18:58

Same place earlier in the day. I should send this to North Face. :lol:

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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 17 Jan 2015, 12:16



25 endemicobirds pf taiwan
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby onionsack » 20 Mar 2015, 14:51

DOR Giant Red Flying Squirrel (probably about a year old) I came across on a ride along the Northern Cross-Island Road a few days ago...no external signs of injury...might have plummeted to her death?

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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby onionsack » 22 Apr 2015, 19:54

Hart's Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus harti) seen on the Northern Cross-Island Road on 3/30/2015

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