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Rock Climbing Photo: Ptarmigans near Lake Isabelle.
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By Rick Blair
From: Denver
Jan 22, 2010
Damn, they blend in well. I almost stepped on a mother and her chicks on New York Mountain once because I couldn't see them.
By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Dec 28, 2012
I only saw one at first. Then three.
By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Dec 28, 2012
Then four.
By Paul Hutton
From: Dirtbaggin' western US
Jan 4, 2016
I want those breast.
By Eric Wydeven
From: austin, tx
Dec 15, 2016
They are so adept at blending in that they seem to get a false sense of security. I nearly squashed what must have been a Montezuma Quail coming up over a rise in the backcountry of Big Bend National Park once. He was on the ground, and I must have surprised him, but he held his ground until the last minute. It scared the pants off of me when the ground where I was about to put my boot came alive and fluttered off. Especially in rattlesnake country.
By caesar.salad
From: earth
Jul 22, 2017
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Ptarmigans near Lake Isabelle.

Submitted By: Northwest Corner on Jul 24, 2008
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