Most unexpected iNaturalist experience

Wildlife tourism is big in Africa, and lions, leopards, and cheetahs are major attractions at African wildlife parks. So when I decided to to identifications of “Felidae” a few weeks ago, I expected that there would be a fair number of observations of these popular and conspicuous organisms. Nope. No safari-type felid pictures at all; in fact the category was mostly unidentified pugmarks in North America.

That was my most unexpected INaturalist experience. How about yours?

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Do you mean these? https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=97392&subview=grid&taxon_id=41944

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If you were going through the “Identify” tab, then all the ones appearing by default would be the ones needing an ID, hence giving you a result of the more difficult observations, such as pugmarks, scat, etc. Try the link that @paloma shared! :)

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A lot of birds and big mammals tend to get IDed in minutes, so the identify tab is going to be missing stuff like that unless you’re early to an observation.

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That this got identified even to genus! https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17380053

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I saw someone who drew illustrations of a butterfly they saw because they were unable to take a photo in time. It was a surprisingly accurate drawing!

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how come that never earned Observation of the Day, or Year!

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Thanks for the tip. Yes the link by @paloma was more what I had expected.