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    Last week up in Redding.. wasn't on a bike at the time but walking with my daughter and her dog...they stepped right over it.. I found a stick to put the little guy out of harms way and off the trail...glad he wasn't in a bad mood to bite the dog or my daughter.
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    I thought for back bears that is exactly what you are supposed to do. Grizzlies are another story. Am I wrong on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiPavement View Post
    Thanks, yeah it had me shook up pretty good for that evening. The truck is all fixed up now, but I'm constantly on the look out for turkeys like they are after me or something.
    I bet! I just went on my very first trail ride today, and all I could think about was focusing on the road, while driving up there. I see what you all mean: The drive up scared me a lot more than being in the middle of the woods.

    Great time, by the way! Most fun I've had in a long while. Super difficult sport!

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    rattlesnake srike!

    Full disclosure--i wasn't actually on this ride but my friend was!
    go to the you tube link--it is TOTALLY worth it ! (and no , this isn't spam for viagra or something)
    snake.mpg - YouTube

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    Snake Strike......

    Quote Originally Posted by annamagpie View Post
    Full disclosure--i wasn't actually on this ride but my friend was!
    go to the you tube link--it is TOTALLY worth it ! (and no , this isn't spam for viagra or something)
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    Incredible....first rider over the grate was lucky not to get bit on the leg....please add your story to this thread dedicated to Snakes on MTbR.com: Snakes....post your pictures ......

    BTW....this is just a geat time of year to site wildlife on rides....everythings alive up our way....on our ride tonight we ran into 3 black bears(a mom and 2 cubs).....my second bear siting on the trail in 5 days...both times they took off in a hurry...thankfully.....
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    Red spotted newt. In West Virginia. Love these little guys. Not sure where he's going though. Can't climb worth a lick.

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    I'd love to see a bear--(well from a distance) it's been years--since I was climbing in Yosemite. And i would really love to see a mountain lion--again, from a distance. We have a mountain lion season--but I have never ever seen one.
    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    Incredible....first rider over the grate was lucky not to get bit on the leg.....
    Yes, I was the first person over the gate, and he scared the **** out of me! I can't believe how well the video turned out. He was awesome to watch and film. When we were done, I picked him up with the 10 foot stick we were using and set him off the side of the path. I can tell you every time I go over that gate from now one I'll be a little anxious.

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    Saw a big beaver in bear creek yesterday, smacked his tail and took off before I could get a pic though

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    I don't see these critters very often so it's a treat when they come out.
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    There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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    I'm slow with the camera myself

    Saw two different bobcats at two different trail complexes over the weekend but couldn't get the camera ready in time.
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    Saw a big beaver in bear creek yesterday, smacked his tail and took off before I could get a pic though

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    I was walking a trail, checking out some spots that dry slowly when ... a moving stick across the trail? Sticks don't move.



    Vipera berus - common European viper

    ... photo taken just off trail.

    About 40cm / 16"long, which probably means it is a couple of years old.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    You can't see her very well, but there is a 6' tall cow moose right in the middle of the picture. She was standing just off the trail when I came around the corner, and wandered into the bushes.

    note -- ok, from the small pic that uploaded, you can't see her at all.

    It is funny -- I've been a lot of places a long way from anywhere. The closest I've even been to a large moose has been within 10 miles of SLC (see them quite a bit in the canyons bordering the city).
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    just a few from my travels over the past couple of years...
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    Didn't even make it to the trail the other day this guy was waiting in the parking lot for us.

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    I've had the pleasure of running into rabbits, deers, weasels, owls, coyotes, eagles, hawks, 2 bob cats (different rides), and about a dozen snakes. Gives great appreciation for nature.

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    This guy jumped on my pedal.


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    Found this one from a few years ago. A friend and I had stopped because he tore his sidewall. We saw a herd of elk about 40 yards away and decided to lay down in the ferns and see how close they would get. They came within five yards of us. Pretty cool!
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    shots from today:
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    Been riding South Mountain in Phoenix for 20 years--see a few rattlers from time-to-time, fortunately never slithering across the trail. ;-)

    But just this past week I saw my first Javelina! At first I thought it was a dog... but as it crossed right in front of me, I recognized the piglike features. He went one way, I went the other--a brief encounter. I wonder if he was a fascinated by me as I was by him... or her. How do you sex a Javelina? Never mind, don't need to know that!

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    This crossed my path the other day

    I've been riding these hills for 20 years and this is the first kingsnake I've encountered.
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    He landed up there, decided I was to big to eat and went on hunting

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    Had to hop right over this guy Had no way to stop or go around




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    Yeti SB-66 Carbon

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