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Bringing gifted wedge tail eagle feather back from Australia via Canada to the US

My son was gifted a wedge tail feather by the staff of a wildlife sanctuary in Queensland, Australia when it fell off during a raptor demonstration. Is it legal to keep this feather and bring it back ...
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Where was this photo overlooking a valley taken?

This picture was taken from a group on WhatsApp.
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Where can I see feral raccoons in Japan?

Last time I was in Japan half a year before covid I finally saw at least one and possibly two tanuki, also known as "raccoon dogs". They are not related to raccoons but have a very ...
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When can I see the Giant Waves in Nazare, Portugal?

I know that the waves hitting the Portuguese coast are the result of larger storms in the Atlantic Ocean. Whenever the forecast predicts large waves and I have the chance I go to Nazare to see those ...
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Wildlife in Hokkaido in November

I'm trying to understand what wildlife species can be expected to be found in Hokkaido around November. Where should one travel on tge island to maximize the odds to see them. E.g. Are there any ...
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How many cats are there on "Cat Island" Aoshima, Japan these days? Still a destination for "cat tourists" after the 2018 population control measures?

Wikipedia's Aoshima, Ehime or Ao Island or "Cat island" says: The feline inhabitants of Aoshima are fed by food donations from all over Japan. The cats also eat the small creatures of the ...
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What's the spider situation in El Salvador?

I am considering traveling to El Salvador. However, I am fearful of spiders. I am worried about the possibility of finding a disgusting, huge spider in my bed or just seeing it anywhere. El Salvador ...
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Organized outdoor backpacking tours in Europe/Asia/Africa?

Not long ago I started doing backpacking occasionally with Russian tour agencies. Typically the tour here is a 5 to 14 day walk in some remote parts of the country either along official tracking ...
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Are there any moving companies which can transport plants from CA to IL [closed]

I am planning to move from California to Illinois and while selecting the moving company to transport my belongings I have noticed that they mostly do not want to transport plants. Unfortunately for ...
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When the road is blocked by animals, what's the proper way to proceed?

When the road is blocked by animals, what's the proper way to proceed? Should I wait, honk, drive/walk near the animals to try to convince them to move away from the road, or is there some more ...
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Are there wisteria tunnels close to Tokyo?

r/natureisfuckinglit asseverates this is Kawachi Wisteria Garden in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. Link to pic beneath. Fukuoka is too far. Can I see something like this near Tokyo? I don't want just ...
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Place with well-treated elephants on Bali or Lombok, Indonesia?

I'm planning a trip to Indonesia: Lombok and Bali, and I'd love to see elephants there. It's clear that most of the elephant parks are about as ethical as animal circuses and constantly abuse the ...
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Best things to do in NY, when you're not that into cities? [closed]

I am heading to Chattanooga (Tennessee) in October- flying from London to JFK, and then flying on from there. I will have a few days in NY before heading on to Chattanooga, and am looking for ...
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September in Dolomites

I will be doing some hiking in Alpe Di Siusi and Tre Cime from Sept 18 to 22. Is September still a warm sunny month? Or is it going to be colder? Also,this may sound silly but are there any poisonous ...
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Hazards on road trip through Italian Alps

I am planning to spend about a week in Italian Alps in late October. The idea is to hire a 4WD and drive along (ideally) the whole Italian-Swiss border slowly, stopping a lot to "smell the roses" (...
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Can a Washington resident travel with a firearm to Alaska?

I'm planning a trip to Alaska where I would like to experience a little bit of wilderness. Given that all of Alaska is "bear country" and I'm not planning to become bear bait on this trip, I would ...
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What are some significant places of un-touched natural beauty, traditional culture and history in Thailand? [closed]

My sister, Brother in Law and Partner are heading to Thailand in July this year for 2 weeks. We are flying into Bangkok and flying out of Phuket. What are some of the cultural, natural and historical ...
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I would like to travel to (the smallest) island where there are squirrels [closed]

I would like to travel to an island where one can find squirrels. What are some of the possible locations for me to travel to? Requirements: I need to be able to visit the island on a South African ...
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How common are such crooked forests and where can I find one?

I'm interested in visiting a "Crooked forest", similar to this forest in Poland or the Hoia forest in Romania, which has trees bent at the bottom: However, I'm not interested in these two locations ...
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Am I likely to see a snake on a desert safari or in a souk in Dubai?

I’m planning to visit the souks and take a desert safari including dinner at a campsite during my 5 day holiday in Dubai with my family at the end of November. My sister and I have a serious phobia of ...
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Which parts of PEI National Park have coyotes and foxes?

PEI National Park (henceforth PEINP) is tripartite: National Geographic warns that: Although there are no deer or moose on the island, coyotes, red foxes, raccoons, beavers, mink, and weasels are ...
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Is it common/accepted to bring a dog in Tuscany (Italy)?

I understand Italian people have a very different etiquette when it comes to dining etc. Would we be allowed to bring a small dog to most terraces/restaurants? This will be in small towns, not tourist ...
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Can I expect to see monk seals in Zakynthos, Greece?

They seem to be living there and the island is not big. However I have also read, that the colonies are secret. Is it probable to randomly see a seal there? Or are there even guided tours?
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Where is it possible to reliably see king penguins from Ushuaia?

My wife and I are spending several days in Ushuaia (after an Antarctic cruise) and she loves penguins. We know that king penguins are unlikely to see on the cruise, so were wondering if there is ...
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How to find out the fair price for an elephant tour in India? [closed]

As a foreigner it can sometimes be hard to judge what is a reasonable cost when the internet is flooded with ads directed at tourists (who are often willing to pay crazy prices due to lack of better ...
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Where is this win10 wallpaper location? [duplicate]

Does anyone know this location? Thank you
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Can Dekko Silverfish paks be used in suitcases/luggage?

We found a Silverfish in one of our suitcases when traveling home to Michigan from Florida. We want to sure any other hitchhiking Silverfish are killed. Will Dekko Silverfish packs work well?
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Does anyone know the location of this login hotmail background?

Does anyone know the location of this login hotmail background ?
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Otter experience in Europe?

Since I'm travelling through Europe, going through many countries, I've never seen in a zoo/Aquarium to have an "otter experience", so is there anywhere in Europe with anything like that? My ...
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Andaman Nature Trails - India [closed]

I am looking for Nature tours to Andaman in October. Any recommendations/Suggestions will be helpful. Basically, I am looking for Nature trails instead of only beach tours and scuba in Andaman. I ...
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Shark Cage Diving: What are the shark populations like in April at Oahu, Hawaii? [closed]

In the spirit of Shark Week, I wish to ask a shark-travel question for an upcoming trip. I am hoping to do some shark cage diving while on a vacation to Hawaii next April, and I was wondering which ...
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How active are the animals in Kruger National Park (S. Africa) in August? Season to see the Big Five (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, & buffalo)?

I just booked a trip to South Africa with the purpose of viewing wildlife in Kruger National Park (a safari has always been my dream!!) for August of 2018. I know that animals are unpredictable, but I ...
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Is there an optimal season in which to visit the Bamboo Forest in Sagano?

I might go have a look at the Bamboo Forest in Sagano, Japan in the future. However, I wanted to make sure I come during the right period. Does the Bamboo Forest look nice year-round, or are there ...
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Is it dangerous to camp in western Ukraine?

I've just started camping and I was wondering if it's dangerous (dangerous wildlife/people) to camp in western Ukraine (near the Polish border) as I will be there for some days in August. I've been ...
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What is the white fluff floating around in Northern Italy (Lombardy) in Spring?

I was in Northern Italy in the last week of April this year and we couldn't help but notice millions of white fluff continuously floating through the air the whole time. No one seemed interested in ...
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Is there any place in Israel where you can enjoy walking in huge forests/parks?

Is there any place in Israel where you can enjoy walking in huge forests/parks? And there are some more wishes (not compulsory, but very expected): it should be by the sea it should be cheap to ...
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Where I find the most wildlife diversity around Orlando (FL)?

I'll be in Orlando for work during the last weeks of May and I have couple of full days free I'd like to spend traveling a bit around that area and do some activity like kayaking and possibly wildlife ...
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Is Sweden full of mosquitoes during the summer?

Recently, I booked a vacation to Sweden (the south). Because I was so happy to go there, I bought a few books about it. Then, I noticed that there is a chance that you can be bitten by mosquitoes and ...
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Bushwalking options for solo travellers in Korea

I occasionally go bushwalking (hiking), and would like to do so in South Korea if possible. The main concern I have is safety. I'm concerned about going bushwalking solo, because I have it ingrained ...
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Planning a visit to Africa (Kenya), which other wildlife parks are worth going? [closed]

We are a group of 6 and are planning a wildlife safari/trip to Africa with our starting point being Nairobi, Kenya during the month of September 2017. According to the itinerary received by the ...
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Where is the best possible location that I might have to hear humpback whale sounds?

This is kind of a follow up to my previous question, which was about where I can go for whale watching on budget within 3000 USD. I am from Bangalore, India. I want to hear the songs of whales (which ...
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How can I choose a good destination to see whales, especially blue and humpback, preferably from a boat?

I am very intrigued by whales. I want see them in their habitat not locked up somewhere in a cage or a facility. I read that you can watch whales in Antarctica in the months of November to February. ...
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Where can I find unspoilt parts of Iceland: free from sheep and with natural vegetation?

Since humans arrived to Iceland, 96% of forests have been cut down and the vegetated part has reduced from 60% to less than 25%, due to severe erosion caused by sheep overgrazing. The Soil ...
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Parts of Scotland without sheep

Last spring I visited Rùm and I was impressed to get an impression what Scotland might have looked like in the past. The absence of sheep combined with an attempt to reforest part of it gave a ...
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Beachy Head Suicide Spot, Chaplaincy Donation?

I will be guiding several visitors to Beachy Head to see the dramatic views and to stand on the clifftop and experience the North Sea wind. Unfortunately, the best viewing spot is also a renowned ...
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Parks around Manado Sulawesi for viewing plants and animals

What is available around Manado for seeing plants and animals? I was focusing on Bogani but that was because I thought I read somewhere that it had a better assortment, however I am not sure, I ...
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Where can I see a slow loris in Phuket, Thailand?

Where can one see a slow loris in Phuket, legally, while avoiding scams that seem to be associated with this protected primate?
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Is October a decent time to whalewatch for orca pods in Vancouver, B.C.? Question about migratory patterns in the Pacific Northwest?

Is October a decent time to see orca pods in Vancouver, B.C.? I've gone whale watching in early spring in Seattle, Washington; mid-summer in Monterrey, California; and lower Alaska in late summer, ...
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How to see the mangrove on Kohama island

The tiny Kohama island in the very South of Japan has a mangrove (map): Having never wandered in such an area, I would like to go see it closely. QUESTION: How to get close to it? Taking the ferry ...
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Is it possible to see sharks when diving in Belongas Bay, Lombok in December?

I will be in Lombok, Indonesia, in December 2016. Because I'm a diver, I would like to know about underwater life, mostly hammerhead shark. Is there possibility to see sharks there in December?
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