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    Excellent, excelent stuff onbelaydave. Absolutely stunning images What telephoto are you using for those portraits? I'd guess somewhere around a 400mm unless you're somehow encountering some very tame animals.

    Well here's my miniscule contribution. I have loads more images of animals, just not taken while riding since this is a fairly new passion for me - riding that is.

    Found this guy enjoying lunch on Devils Backbone Trail just east of Lovelnad/Ft.Collins. He was a pretty large fella as you can see compared to my XL RIP9.




    Also caught this guy a litle further up on Blue Sky Trail. Not the best photo, but not bad without the ability to set shutter speed etc. on a P&S camera.

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    [QUOTE=LyNx]Excellent, excelent stuff onbelaydave. Absolutely stunning images What telephoto are you using for those portraits? I'd guess somewhere around a 400mm unless you're somehow encountering some very tame animals.

    Well here's my miniscule contribution. I have loads more images of animals, just not taken while riding since this is a fairly new passion for me - riding that is.

    Found this guy enjoying lunch on Devils Backbone Trail just east of Lovelnad/Ft.Collins. He was a pretty large fella as you can see compared to my XL RIP9.

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    Hey LyNx those are some killer shots as well. I remember those big grass hoppers swarming around the Devils Backbone. And by the way I was one of the pioneers of those trails near the Devils Backbone. We built many of them with our motorcycle dirt bikes in the seventies. I love returning home periodically to Loveland and seeing that it is a well kept trail system for people to enjoy, rather than being developed like most of the surrounding area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE,
    This brings up a very funny memory for me. I took my girlfriend who is a native Southern California girl to Colorado my old stomping grounds. We were up above Estes Park and above tree line where Marmots are very common. She saw one and got all excited as she loves wildlife. She said "look a Beaver" I responded laughing it's not a Beaver it's a Marmot. So later on we end up back at my parent’s house where we were staying. And she is describing to my dad [an avid hunter] all the wildlife she had seen. We saw Deer, Big Horn Sheep, Elk and Varmints. My dad was like you saw what? She said Varmints, my dad I started cracking up and I said honey you mean you saw Marmots. And to this day she insists that they are Varmints and not Marmots.
    LOL... Where I'm from any animal found in this thread would be considered a varmint.

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    Last week I was riding slowly waiting for my wife to catch up and I saw a chipmunk off the side of the trail. I figured it would scurry off into the woods when I got near it. It must not have been paying attention, I got right next to it before it took off. Of course it picked the wrong direction to run and it plowed right into my tire. It bounced off and ran back into the woods.

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    Here are a couple of mine... Nothing spectacular.
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    Jeff:

    Found many of these building the trails at Moon Lake Park in Luzerne County PA.



    Here's a link to more PA critters:

    http://www.fish.state.pa.us/salamander.htm
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    Saw this guy in Moab. Guess they're pretty common there.

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    trail critters

    Rattlesnake and tortoise
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    Rutkiller, I don't want to push you over the edge, but have a look at this thread.

    Apropos of exactly nothing, here is a mountain goat doing a pirouette
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE,
    This brings up a very funny memory for me. I took my girlfriend who is a native Southern California girl to Colorado my old stomping grounds. We were up above Estes Park and above tree line where Marmots are very common. She saw one and got all excited as she loves wildlife. She said "look a Beaver" I responded laughing it's not a Beaver it's a Marmot. So later on we end up back at my parent’s house where we were staying. And she is describing to my dad [an avid hunter] all the wildlife she had seen. We saw Deer, Big Horn Sheep, Elk and Varmints. My dad was like you saw what? She said Varmints, my dad I started cracking up and I said honey you mean you saw Marmots. And to this day she insists that they are Varmints and not Marmots.
    Thats got to be one of the funniest storys I've ever read mate, a real cracker!

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    I've seen plenty of kangaroos. Being in Australia, it's not the least bit unusual. In fact I almost rode into one the other night. My batteries were flat and I was riding in Hud's light, and didn't see the roo grazing on the edge of the track. Almost rode straight into it!

    Once we saw a snow-white albino roo too. That was a rare one.

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    Bears are pretty tame in my neck of the woods ! TIG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGMAN
    Bears are pretty tame in my neck of the woods ! TIG.


    looks like the bear was ready to have an meal with you or it was playing cards
    annadel is where its at

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    Quote Originally Posted by doogie
    Thats got to be one of the funniest storys I've ever read mate, a real cracker!
    Thank you it is a true story and one to this day my family cracks up at. I left something else out of the story that is also just as funny. We saw quite a few Magpies on our trip; they are a black and white bird that acts alot like a Crow. Anyway she thought they were called "Mudpies" and when she said to my dad we also saw alot of Mudpies my dad just laughed under his breath and walked away. As I was explaining to her that they were called Magpies not Mudpies...? And to this day she insists that they are called Mudpies
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    I don't think this poor guy made it through the night. I watched him for about 15 minutes and he never moved.
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    I'm a little surprised that I'm the first person on the thread who's posting an image of a cat variety. (Does it disqualify me if the image was taking during hiking, instead of biking?)

    This is a bobcat that I came across last year on Mount Tamalpais (on Coastal Trail). The only reason I was lucky enough to catch the shot was because the animal was completely absorbed in catching a small critter on the ground on which it was fixated (as you can see from its posture).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGMAN
    Bears are pretty tame in my neck of the woods ! TIG.
    Tigman, that is hilarious! What was for dinner?

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    The Super Exotic Wildlife in NC

    I see this guy regularly when I ride at the Greenway in Fort Mill....
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    Scary Goats!

    I like all the guys who are freaked out by the Mountain Goats! Check this out...



    This was in the Teanaway in central WA. These guys will follow you around and wait for you to pee so they can lick it up. They like the salt in human urine and have developed quite the taste for it. The FS actually posts signs saying to relieve yourself well away from the goats or your liable to have one walk right up to you for a drink!
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    They also like the antifreeze from cars. Big problem in Glacier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutchman83
    I like all the guys who are freaked out by the Mountain Goats! Check this out...



    This was in the Teanaway in central WA. These guys will follow you around and wait for you to pee so they can lick it up. They like the salt in human urine and have developed quite the taste for it. The FS actually posts signs saying to relieve yourself well away from the goats or your liable to have one walk right up to you for a drink!
    He he, they come up for a nip eh? Two meanings to that, neither pleasant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by telebiker
    Tigman, that is hilarious! What was for dinner?

    LOL...........this fella is more docile than most people I know.......I dig it !


    Here's another of a male blacky easily way over 400lbs in second picture ! TIG.
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    This particular cow needed a little more roughage in its diet.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2744249794/" title="Scorpion by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2744249794_15b0645394_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="Scorpion" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2764763121/" title="FGDSC_0099 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/2764763121_1c4da92daf_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="FGDSC_0099" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2230035465/" title="Fri13th 099 copy by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/2230035465_4ab5fd5d55_o.jpg" width="600" height="403" alt="Fri13th 099 copy" /></a>

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    Not sure what this.......

    but I'm certain it's not a . . . . . . . . bobcat
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    From Westwoods trail in Guilford CT. If you look closely in the first one, you can see my camera and biking gloves.


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    frankbeamer, what is that thing clamped onto your saddle's rails?
    nice pics by the way.

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    Do I qualify if I'm posting about myself as wildlife?

    Anyway, here I am at my day job.



    We have a long history of riding in my family. Here's my grandfather...


    But my son isn't into biking, he's more of a DOGrider.


    He is a video of my other son riding on holidays in Asia. Loves the place, lot of traffic though.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67QFoOEC74Q
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    Quote Originally Posted by mace2
    frankbeamer, what is that thing clamped onto your saddle's rails?
    It's called a Trek quick cleat rail kit.
    It looks like this and connects to bags like this. I use it for city riding or when I dont want to carry around a full camelbak.

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    Stranger than fiction

    I saw this guy one day after a long climb. He wanted a ride but I was like, "no way dude, I don't trust you!". Just something about him,
    had a funny look in his eyes. He tried to claim he'd starred in Star Trek as a clingon or something but I wasn't buying it.


    A week later I saw this pic in the paper. Apparently a hairy large bigfoot sasquatch looking guy had robbed an outdoor shop.
    Could be the same guy. Different forehead though!


    Eyewitness reports say he was spotted running from the scene with this girl...


    (AP) His ex, featured below (enjoying some musical hobbies), was quoted yesterday by the BBC
    as saying she would reportedly "rip that little sapiens ho's arms off" if she ever catches her with her man, who she called "Horris".
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    According to the FBI, they're part of this gang...
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    The ' Getaway"

    What's our world coming to ?
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    They are easily scared but will return in numbers.
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    a helluva lot meaner than any bear, bigger and scarier to boot. this guy wasn't too used to people which is a good thing

    what would rainbow unicorn do?

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    There are some great shots in this thread

    Thought I'd add one of my own
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    It's gotta be awesome to be an Aussie. I see your silly deer and goats and raise you a friggen kangaroo!
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    Camo Croc

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    This one's not 'on the trail'

    But there is what looks a fire road in the background so it counts (kind of) My wife and I in Thailand at the Tiger Temple
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    Ya.....

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    Was riding one of the local greenways here in CHarlotte and came across this family of deer grazing about. I sat there for about 5 minutes just watching them. The baby kept hiding in the longer brush ad was barely visable to the naked eye.
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    I think I almost ran over him last week at the whitewater center, then i saw him again crossing the anne springs greenway, then he tried to kill me at sherman branch...

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    Bear, moose, coyote, deer, porcupine, beaver, rabbit, turkey, eagle, hawk, pine marten, grey and red fox, mink, squirrell, toad, newt, frog, snake, pheasant, grouse, human, and a host of many others right here in New Hampshire. Sorry, no digital pics, just mental pics.
    Funnest encounter was riding up on a 7' high at the shoulder bull moose, startling him and then following him as he ran ahead. Scariest was being within 20' of a deer at dusk on a speeding downhill. The bears were not scary, just scared of me.

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    Sweet pics and interesting critters, folks!

    Here's a few mini-creatures from my weekend on the Uncompahgre Plateau here in Western Colorado.

    Plus a particularly vibrant collared lizard from a week or so ago.

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    Bear

    I'm not sure if this is appropriate, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorfish
    Whatever this trap is for I don't want to run into on the trail.


    But really that looks like it's there to keep something OUT. Are those weed plants growing in there?
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    "I want a liter of cola and a cheeseburger." "A cheeseburger, it's for a cop"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE,
    A Mountain Goat, they are very rare to see and live above the tree line up on the jagged peaks, and only found in the U.S.A. I lived in Colorado for 12 years and I only had one sighting.
    I saw 3 my first week living in CO. Saw 2 about a week ago. You can imagine how many I have seen between...

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    Saw this girl Wednesday night right on the trail and about the size of my hand

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    just a couple...

    Both near Fruita:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromedToast
    I saw 3 my first week living in CO. Saw 2 about a week ago. You can imagine how many I have seen between...
    Yeah they have made a good come back from what I have heard. I left colorado in 1987 and they were very rare to see back then. What area's have you seen them in?
    The same with Bald Eagles I lived there for eleven years and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and never once did I see a Bald Eagle. But in the last ten years I have seen them on a regular basis every time I come back to visit.
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