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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ridealot View Post
    Can someone identify this critter for me? It was in Loma,CO.

    I saw many prairie dogs while riding but this was different and bolted when I moved closer.
    Ground squirrel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Ground squirrel?
    It was larger than a squirrel. I was thinking weasel but I'm pretty sure I haven't seen one in person before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ridealot View Post
    Can someone identify this critter for me? It was in Loma,CO.

    I saw many prairie dogs while riding but this was different and bolted when I moved closer.

    That is a weasel, nice picture. Thought it was
    a Marten at first but the tail is to long in your
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudviking View Post
    That is a weasel, nice picture. Thought it was
    a Marten at first but the tail is to long in your
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    Thanks!

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    Saw this bruin out at the beginning of .....

    ...our ride today....estimate weight at high 300"s or 400"s......
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    I headed out Friday night and came across two snakes. One was black and small but by the time I stopped the bike to get a photo it had dived off into the undergrowth.

    The other was this beauty.
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    I'm guessing it's about two feet long (perhaps longer) but it was hard to tell as it got pissed off with me while I was trying to take a photo and it started lunging at me.

    Any idea what type of snake it is and more importantly is it poisonous? I guess I should know this before I start trying to take photos of pissed off snakes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    Any idea what type of snake it is and more importantly is it poisonous? I guess I should know this before I start trying to take photos of pissed off snakes..
    Looks like a king snake to me which is not venomous. The way I understand it, if the red and black are next to each other it's a king snake but if the red and yellow touch each other, it's a coral snake and definitely venomous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Looks like a king snake to me which is not venomous. The way I understand it, if the red and black are next to each other it's a king snake but if the red and yellow touch each other, it's a coral snake and definitely venomous.

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    Definitely a variation of Kingsnake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    "Red touches yellow, you're a dead fellow. Red touches black, you're okay Jack."
    Awesome! Thanks.

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    Good day for spotting bugs

    Went for an early morning ride to try to beat some of the heat today, but it was still like riding in an Amazon rain forest. I saw a couple of cool bugs though, so I'm glad I went.

    I stopped for a lunch break and noticed this butterfly hanging around my bike. It was interesting because the bike has the same colors as it's wings, black and pale pearl blue. I don't know if it was attracted by the colors (was it trying to mate with my bike?!?!) or the sweat dripping off the bike (???), but it sat on several spots on the bike for a good 10 minutes before it flew off.




    I was in the latrine before I started the ride and spotted the biggest damn spider I've ever seen in Michigan. That's the toe of my size 44 shoe for size comparison. It wasn't at all aggressive and was still most of the time. I looked it up when I got home and found out that it's a Fishing Spider. They're basically harmless to humans. Good thing 'cuz they can grow up to 4" across.

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    Chipmunk eating the fruit of a barrel cactus.



    Close-up of the same photo.


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    This thread needs more snakes; and Australian critters; and more snakes

    Just rode past this innocuous bit of trail...
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    ...but look closer
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    Only realised this was a bloody big python when it was right next to my leg. Must have been 3m long and as thick as my calf. Biggest snake I've seen in the wild.

    A cheeky Brushtail Possum trying to steal my dinner from my camp
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    An Echidna - this guy was big (for an Echidna, would have been at least 50cm long), shame I couldn't get my phone out before he wandered off the trail and stuck his head into a log.
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    Camping out, a couple of Green Tree Frogs thought my car was a good place to hang out. One of them eventually climbed up onto my bike!
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    A Red Belly Black Snake, sunning itself on the gravel next to a creek
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    A rather odd sight, a Python that already looked full of food, hanging out in a rock pool with his next meal ready to go (a Magpie)
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    Another Red Belly Black Snake, I'd just setup my tent and cracked a beer while waiting for the fly to dry out a bit, and this guy slithered out of the grass. Spent a good ten minutes trying to find a way into my tent. Eventually gave up and headed for the toilet block!
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    Sat down to have lunch and this Wallaby decided to join me:



    A Koala hanging out, chewing some gum leaves


    Eagles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micka View Post
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    Micka, you have much more interesting wildlife than we do here in the domesticated wilds of southeastern Michigan. Those are some nice pics too!
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    you can see what the dark looks like.

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    New snake species for me this week.

    Long Nosed Snake Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei) - Reptiles of Arizona


    Also spotted a semi rare Rattlesnake for these parts. Tiger Rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris) - Reptiles of Arizona

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    Nice photos Mick. I don't think I fully comprehended the size of the red belly black that crawled onto your tent....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chippas View Post
    Nice photos Mick.
    I agree they are awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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    Here's some of the wildlife I've seen on the trail.

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    And the most wild of them all!

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    Mtn-Rider,

    are you aware that you were riding in a zoo? haha. we have lotta wildlife round here, but no wallaby's cougers, lynx's, mountain lions, coyotes, deer, bears, turkeys, snakes(lots of snakes) rabbits, i've even been riding and sometimes see a yeti........303

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    This chipmunk was enjoying the morning. Usually these animals love to partake in kamikaze attacks at me darting across the trail.


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    Had a run in with this fuzzy neon critter. Pale Tussock maybe?

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    Today was the first time I ever wished I had a helmet cam. Not to record my mediocre riding abilities, but because, for the first time, I saw a wild Turkey hen with chicks. There was no way I would have had time to stop, grab a camera and get the shot because they were already headed for the underbrush.
    We've had a growing population of Turkeys around my area and it's not unusual to see a group of them browsing in our rural yard or blocking the driveway, totally confused by me trying to pull in, but in all the years they've been around here I'd never seen young ones.
    It definitely made my day to see 'em.
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    you can see what the dark looks like.

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    Lots of game out....

    ...in yesterdays heat....no camera....but in our 17+ mile ride we saw in order......14 turkeys(2 adults and 12 chicks.....)....3 med size White Tail Deer(does).....3 young Grouse...and 1 large White Tail deer(this one a buck with rack with moss all over it).....
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