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  • A narwhal. Bonkers

    matthew_h
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    A cheetah. Went on safari a few years back and saw everything I wanted to except the cheetah.

    jambourgie
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    A Blue Whale in the jungle.

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    Polar bear but not too close

    jekkyl
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    In the UK on a bike ride: a pine martin.

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    Only ever seen dead ones of either!

    weejase40
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    An Armadillo ,crazy mother ******s.

    CountZero
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    Otter, Orca, Sea Eagle, Basking Shark.
    All perfectly feasible in the UK, these days. I never thought I’d see Red Kites in the wild, now they’re all over the place, even saw one flying over the centre of Chippenham one Saturday afternoon. Same with Ravens, too.
    Seen a mole scuttling along the kerb on a main road, once, turned around to go and rescue the daft little bugger, but he’d vanished by the time I got there.
    It’s really not at all unusual to see badgers running around in the road around where I live.
    Or deer, for that matter; been lucky not to hit one, they suddenly shoot out of field entrances, or even jump over the lower hedges, not what you want landing on your bonnet… 🙁

    loddrik
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    Giant squid. Don’t fancy being in the water with one though…

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    Unicorn – thought I had once but it was a narwhal on a segway

    cheers_drive
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    DezB – how as a mountain biker have you never seen a badger in the wild?
    Whale shark
    Humpback whale
    Blue whale
    Great White shark
    Giant squid
    All sea creature probably and ones you can’t see in a zoo.

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    They always run away! My mate saw one once, but I only saw it’s back.

    djglover
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    Never seen an actual budgie, only a few being badly smuggled.

    In the UK? A Scottish Wildcat. Anywhere else, probably a Polar Bear.

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    I saw this mole having a rest.

    I also once saw a basking shark swim metres in front of our group sea kayaking out to Lundy.

    I went to Peru last summer and wanted to see condors, but didn’t… 😥

    piemonster
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    In the UK on a bike ride: a pine martin.

    Seen two. Naaaa naaaa.

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    Would love to witness these.

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    Would love to see a wild cat out in highlands, but haven’t.

    passtherizla
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    piemonster – Member
    In the UK on a bike ride: a pine martin.
    Seen two. Naaaa naaaa.

    Me too and I see them regularly in my folks garden.

    Love to see a puffin and more owls.

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    I’ve seen a wildcat about 1/2 a mile from gj towers – we are in prime wildcat country though.

    Would love to see a blue whale – I thought it was going to be very difficult, but since they discovered a population off Sri Lanka, it might just be doable.

    I reckon Orca would be pretty good too.

    carlosg
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    One of these before there aren’t any left there

    and one of these.

    WillH
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    A morepork. Got at least one in my garden, I can hear it/them calling, but have never seen one. Will have to do a stake-out one night…

    nicko74
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    An otter up close.

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    A mammoth but if it’s got to be living, an elephant seal.

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    An otter up close.

    Weirdest thing; walking along Budliegh beach with Dad a fews year ago, and an Otter just popped up and swam alongside as we walked for a few moments; literally yards away. We couldn’t believe it. So impressive.

    AndyF1
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    Manta Rays…

    Threatens to do Scuba course yet again.

    brakes
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    grizzly bear or polar bear.
    I love bears.
    came close to a few black/ brown bears in Whistler and Kamloops but would love to see a proper scary bastard of a bear.

    fasthaggis
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    I would really like to see a hyena try to mess about with a honey badger.
    (from a distance) .

    iolo
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    I would love to see a Honey Badger. We should start a petition to bring them to the uk

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    scottish wildcat

    (soon to be extinct 🙁 )

    derbyshire wallaby

    dannyh
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    Honey Badger!

    dannyh
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    Nice call on the blue-ringed octopus as well, just don’t pick it up……..

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    Canary Island Ground Squrrel, me and a mate spent a week cycling over fuertaventura trying to find one,

    no reason, just became a bit of a mission

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    seriously, there’s millions of them, everywhere.

    about as tricky to see on fuerta ventura as rocks…

    (cute, and brave if you’ve got snacks)

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    DezB – how as a mountain biker have you never seen a badger in the wild?

    That’s what I thought.. not enough night riding. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve nearly run over them!

    It’d be quicker to list things I HAVE seen that I thought were cool:

    UK:
    Seal
    Badger
    Mole
    Red deer (outside Scotland)
    Hare (white and brown)
    Octopus (seriously)
    Salmon

    Abroad:
    Eagle
    Brown bear
    Otter
    Ibis
    Stork
    Crane
    Musk rat
    Racoon
    Hummingbird
    Coyote
    Prarie dog
    Buffalo
    Pronghorn
    Porcupine
    Hoopoe
    Vulture
    Stoat
    Capercaille
    Elk

    arrpee
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    Orca. Always been my favourite since I was a nipper.

    Saw enormous basking sharks, bottlenose dolphins and loads of harbour porpoise off Mull. They see Orcas a couple of times a year; a pod of transients known as the West Coast Community. Seemingly, they hunt the minke whales also found in that area. Regrettably, they’re believed to be in terminal decline (no surviving calves for years).

    +1 for ‘Blackfish’. Saw it in the cinema and haven’t seen that many people blubbing since the Christmas Eve screening of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.

    tang
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    I’ve been on foot 10ft away from a tiger in the wild, looking me straight in the face. Love to see a condor in the Andes.

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