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    Dead cow in foreground. Hungry coyotes in background. This was from three seasons ago I think at Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming
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    Quote Originally Posted by judyklien View Post
    A big ass spider.... Just next to the blue knob on my fork
    Indeed it is there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by judyklien View Post
    A big ass spider.... Just next to the blue knob on my fork
    I think I see it. Is that one of its legs coming up to the front side of the blue knob?

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    Another amazing Australian beastie that I had never heard about. That critter is awesome, both for size and markings. I've never seen a lizard with polka dots!

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    A Perente out on the trails, he was a decent sized one as well, about a 1.2m long. Sunbathing on a nice section of singletrack, photo's were taken after he'd scampered off a bit and I gave chase to get some piccies.

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    Too slow to get a pic, but last fall while riding near queen wilhelmina inn near ok-ark border 4 out of our group of 5 came around a corner and startled a 5' long black jaguar in the middle of the trail. Extremely rare sight, but happening more and more frequently. I'm told they do come this far up out of Mexico occasionally. He took one 25' leap and he was GONE !
    I was out front and he scared the crap out of me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxo56 View Post
    Too slow to get a pic, but last fall while riding near queen wilhelmina inn near ok-ark border 4 out of our group of 5 came around a corner and startled a 5' long black jaguar in the middle of the trail.
    That's absolutely awesome. I was in McAlester about a month ago but didn't see anything of the sort.
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    Speaking of spiders... I saw this guy last summer on a ride here in SoCal. It must have been high 90's, and this guy was hanging out on the asphalt road that came out of the desert. He was moving pretty fast when I rode by and I didn't know what it was, so I stopped - and he immediately charged me! I remember thinking WTF?, but soon realized that he was only after a bit of shade. This is easily the coolest jumping spider I have ever seen - metallic green palps, that he kept vibrating, intermittently, very fast and then still - I wonder if he was using his palps to fan his underside - the asphalt must have been 120 degees. He was about the size of the last joint of my pinkie finger and about the same width. Easily one of the coolest little animals I've ever seen!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jcolletteiii View Post
    Speaking of spiders... I saw this guy last summer on a ride here in SoCal.
    That's a pretty darn good picture you took.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    That's a pretty darn good picture you took.
    Thanks! I cropped it a bit, but the only reason it's decent is that I just happened to have my dSLR with me that day. There is some creepy old cold war era ex-top secret stuff down where I was riding that day that I wanted to get a couple photos of. If I had only had my cellphone, no one probably would have been able to see what I had even taken a photo of!

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    yesterday, saw a hawkish looking bird and a non-hawkish looking bird playing together. got my phone out as they perched in a Christmas tree together.

    kind of cute - it was like interracial love.
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    Well since its the 25th went for a 25 mile ride to test out my new fenders and saw these-







    and the fenders

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    Came upon a group of four burros in San Timoteo Cyn of Redlands, Ca. They group of four scattered but I felt blessed seeing those guys until I rounded the corner and came upon 30+ more. They saw me and took off running. It was like a stampede. They put some distance on me and then turned around to check me out. I snapped a pic but the distance was great and the light was fading but you can see a few of them in this photo.


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    Those must be some of the burros that live in the San Bernardino Mtns during the warm season. I used to see some up in Big bear every Summer years ago.

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    I see wild donkeys on nearly every ride - I'm just below the Box Springs on the MoVal side, just teh other side of the hill from Redlands. Never seen that many in one place - I've been seeing one family group a lot though, a mom, a yearling, and a little asset. I'm still not sure exactly how friendly they are - I'm a bit intimidated by them when they're close to the trails - especially the mom with the little one. I am sure I've seen people feeding them on the side of the road, or trying to. I slow way down and kinda creep along until they move back a bit.

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    It's hard telling in that photo but could that be a "walking stick" rather than a spider. I used to see them frequently in upstate N.Y. they look exactly like a stick until they move. Very cool but creepy, similar to a Preying Mantis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    It's hard telling in that photo but could that be a "walking stick" rather than a spider. I used to see them frequently in upstate N.Y. they look exactly like a stick until they move. Very cool but creepy, similar to a Preying Mantis.
    Yeah we get the stick insects here as well but my guess is that spider is a net casting spider

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Those must be some of the burros that live in the San Bernardino Mtns during the warm season. I used to see some up in Big bear every Summer years ago.
    Ambassadorhawg, I know what burros you are talking about. I too used to see them up near Big Bear. There are small packs of wild burros and wild horses throughout California.
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    Wild burros in socal. I never knew. That's what I learned today.

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    They could be from the Big Bear area.. I know a few years back that the DFG rounded up a bunch of burros in Big Bear and transported them off the mtn for adoption which occurs in San Tim Cyn off of Pilgrim Rd. They are many horse properties there to house the burros.

    I do believe these burros have been roaming San Tim Cyn for many years and migrate over the hills into Moreno Valley. I have seen burros in Reche Canyon and also in Grand Terrace hills near Blue Mtn. There is an abundance of open range, food and water available to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    Ambassadorhawg, I know what burros you are talking about. I too used to see them up near Big Bear. There are small packs of wild burros and wild horses throughout California.
    I also see packs of them off Hwy 15 coming back from Vegas. In the heat of the Summer, they are bunched up under dense Joshua Tree patches. Keep and eye open if you drive out that way. There's lots of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Those must be some of the burros that live in the San Bernardino Mtns during the warm season. I used to see some up in Big bear every Summer years ago.
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    I see wild donkeys on nearly every ride.
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    Ambassadorhawg, I know what burros you are talking about. I too used to see them up near Big Bear. There are small packs of wild burros and wild horses throughout California.
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    Wild burros in socal. I never knew. That's what I learned today.
    Heck yeah . . . there is PLENTY of wild ass in SoCal. Just hit the beach path during the summer months!
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    Found this guy on a solo ride last summer, right before I broke a spoke and had to walk for a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Heck yeah . . . there is PLENTY of wild ass in SoCal. Just hit the beach path during the summer months!
    Sometimes you have to beat em off with a stick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Heck yeah . . . there is PLENTY of wild ass in SoCal. Just hit the beach path during the summer months!
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    ^ them are some mighty big rabbits you all have out in them there parts!

    A wee bit too big for stewin'...

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    ^ yes but the joey in the pouch of the one on the left would be a good size for that. Pity it isn't sticking its head or feet out.
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    Those Kangaroos are cool!!!!!!!

    Are they dangerous? They look ready to box!
    Do people hunt them? Eat them?

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    Not quite wild "life" but wild dead

    found this at the beginning of the trail head this morning. Not a good sign. Didn't look for the rest of it for obvious reasons...

    It did make me ride a little faster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenInCa View Post
    found this at the beginning of the trail head this morning. Not a good sign. Didn't look for the rest of it for obvious reasons...

    It did make me ride a little faster!
    I know the feeling - we found a dead cow on our latest Black Canyon run (I'll spare everyone the photos). Not the stuff you see on gramma's trails
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Those Kangaroos are cool!!!!!!!

    Are they dangerous? They look ready to box!
    Do people hunt them? Eat them?
    The big males are dangerous because they will stand on their tale and gut you with the claws on their feet. Yes they do box, search u-tube for that sort of thing.

    As for hunting, yes people still hunt them, to the point where they are no longer seen walking down the main street of Sydney anymore but they can still be found in the outer suburbs. We have plenty of rock Wallabies on the trails near us but they are so scared they are very skittish and therefore hard to see. There is enough of a market for their meat that the major supermarkets now stock it in the meat dept. You can tell the ones that have survived bush fires because they always taste a little bit smoky

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Those Kangaroos are cool!!!!!!!
    I totally agree, those kangaroos are awesome. I could be wrong but maybe for the Aussies it is normal to see them and kind of like me seeing deer in the wild here in the states but if I saw kangaroos while riding I would be pretty darn awestruck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    I also see packs of them off Hwy 15 coming back from Vegas. In the heat of the Summer, they are bunched up under dense Joshua Tree patches. Keep and eye open if you drive out that way. There's lots of them.
    I know the area and although I haven't seen the burros out there I have seen wild horses out there. The desert is such an amazing place it's like it's lost in time.
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    Wildlife you have seen on trail...post your pics...-uploadfromtaptalk1356930558229.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    I totally agree, those kangaroos are awesome. I could be wrong but maybe for the Aussies it is normal to see them and kind of like me seeing deer in the wild here in the states but if I saw kangaroos while riding I would be pretty darn awestruck.
    Yeah kangaroos are every where I seem about 20 on today's ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by XHARDLUCKRACINGX View Post
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    They ran for about 1/2 mile to meet me as I was riding. I don't know what they were expecting but they seemed disappointed when they got close.

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    some snake!

    Saw a snake today... i don't think it can be considered big or anything near that but its not common ard here and by my standard.. its kinda long...


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    I went for a night ride last night. I only had my headlight because I can't find the battery for the handlebar flood light. Surprising deer like that is terrifying, especially when they don't move until you're 5 feet away.
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    Gentle wildlife in the lakes of the Dolomites
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    I got caught completely by surprise by this guy while out riding last March here in the Phoenix area. I rounded a corner and suddenly heard hissing and rattling right below my pedals. I thought I must have nearly run over a snake and stopped to take this picture, but, obviously, didn't want to get too close.
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    Great thread ... And some very nice pictures.

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    Need a bigger zoom camera, but here's a coyote I saw along the Upper Otay Reservoir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XHARDLUCKRACINGX View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by goforbroke View Post
    You saw these rhinos on a mountain bike? Seems kind of dangerous.

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    Those Rinos are SOOOOOOOO awesome!

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    How come i never see anything like that? Perhaps i live in the wrong country lol
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    I just got back from South Africa and I went mtb while I was over there. The rhinos were super cool but I wasn't going to risk getting too close to them.
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