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I've hiked the loop a couple times and I am amazed that I have seen little to no wildlife.

Surely it's out there. It's not like I am crunching through the woods Godzilla style.

The most I've seen are a few squirrels and birds!

It's just weird. I hike pretty quietly and it seems that this is the only place I am not regularly walking up on something.

Other palces I've walked up on tons of deer, within a few feet of a bear, sheep, rams, hogs! And loads of other things. These woods seem sterile or something.

Anyone have a clue?
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First, I think part of the reason you don't see much is that it is very popular pushing the animals away from the trail.  Second, they are there.  I've never seen a bear but others have.  I have seen lots of deer and turkey and a river otter.  But not every trip.

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it's been my experience that wildlife sightings are pretty rare on the trail except for birds, squirrels and lizzards. i usually have the best luck with heavily visited, protected areas like state and national parks where the wildlife is accustomed to people presence.

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