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One-Line Adventures: Encounters with Animals

These week’s One-Line Adventures celebrate our encounters with animals while on our travels. Whether it’s the solemn beauty of an emaciated white horse in Nigeria, or a turtle that has wandered into the innards of a car, some of the best adventures come from creature contact.

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“On the day before this photo was taken while hiking a crooked line back and forth across an unguarded stretch of the Nigerian border, I met a parrot who spoke French and my mind was blown to smithereens.” — Sarah Brumble [Tumblr Editor]

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“When traveling across the US with a snapping turtle in your vehicle, it’s advisable to make sure her tank is secure, because there is no easy way to extricate her from the wiring harness on the side of a desolate Texas highway.” — Rachel James [Editor-in-Chief, Places]

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“Guided by beta walking directions and the moon, a two hour hike to our campsite became a five hour journey up and down the cliffs of Catalina Island, culminating in a standoff with a two-ton bison (introduced to the island in 1924 for the silent movie, The Vanishing American).” — Erin Johnson [Field Agent, Los Angeles] 

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“Atlas Field Agent Tre Balchowsky and I found this sleepy guy hiding up in the trees at the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. We were staying out of the way of the gangs of banana-stealing, head-climbing juvenile macaques who were dashing around underfoot and occasionally on-shoulder. I recommend.” — Annetta Black [Senior Editor, Obscura Society Mastermind]

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“I was walking in Valence, France, when suddenly the streets were swarmed with rambunctious sheep; it was a sheepherder protest, and the herders drove their furry friends through the cobblestone corridors, disrupting the cafés and pedestrians, until they were corralled in a circling mass in the main square.” — Allison Meier [Editor, Articles]


One-Line Adventures are snapshots of explorations from the Atlas Obscura Team. Click here to see more >