you may also see armadillo's!
The moral of the story, take lots of water with you and keep your eyes open. You should try to hike with a buddy if you go into the forest at GBP or Bear Creek. I did the big smile solo as well as Noble Trail. While the trail was ok for a solo trip, the big smile is in the forest and if something happens, it would be tough to make your way out and/or for someone to come to your aid quickly.