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    Quote Originally Posted by dduk
    Saw this guy in Moab. Guess they're pretty common there.

    Yep I saw a number of those in Moab.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    A pooper

    Took this snapper this past July out @ Horsetooth Trail.

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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.
    The mountain goat inhabits the Rocky Mountains and Cascade Mountain Range regions of North America, from northern Washington, Idaho and Montana through British Columbia and Alberta, into the southern Yukon and southeastern Alaska. Its northernmost range is said to be along the northern fringe of the Chugach Mountains in southcentral Alaska. Transplanted populations can also be found in such areas as Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, South Dakota and the Olympic Peninsula of Washington.
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    I used to see them all the time when I lived in Breckenridge. Herds were right off the highway and my dog used to try to get them to play on Quandary Mountain.

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    Found this in the middle of the trail, last week

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    Whoa.............

    Quote Originally Posted by joeadnan
    Found this in the middle of the trail, last week

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    What type of skull is that? What state were you in when you came upon that? THx.
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    Jeff, that there is the skull of a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flores_man">hobbit</a>.








    Just kidding. It's most likely a gray macaque, a kind of annoying monkey we get here in Malaysia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creseis
    I used to see them all the time when I lived in Breckenridge. Herds were right off the highway and my dog used to try to get them to play on Quandary Mountain.
    Yes they apparently have made a huge come back in Colorado. They were pretty rare to see in the seventies and eighties
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Nice

    When I ride Chino Hills state park neer dusk I'll see 12-15 of these guya per 10 miles. I need to start carrying my camera. miles
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    Saw this girl Wednesday night right on the trail and about the size of my hand

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    Birds and Bees...

    I pass behind this bar on one of our rides....i took the time to look into the front of it for the first time while waiting for a couple people...low and behold what i found...pretty cool..
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    We call these Walking Sticks.............

    This was on my tent in the morning at the Rattling Creek Single Trackers BASH in Lykens PA.
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    Watch out for these guys!!!
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    Cool photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider
    When I ride Chino Hills state park neer dusk I'll see 12-15 of these guya per 10 miles. I need to start carrying my camera. miles
    What IS that? ive seen one myself crawling leasurely across a trail
    Lean back, Hit both brakes, And ask yourself, Do you feel lucky today?

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    Here a vid of a couple of Javelina, I spotted a couple of months ago at the base of South Mountain (Phoenix, AZ). Collard Peccaries (Javelina), are pretty common at South Mountain. They kinda resemble a pig, but don't call 'em a pig. The footage is pretty crappy; I was just learning how to get my camera dialed in.

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    And here's a Black-tailed Rattlesnake, I came upon on my ride last week:

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    Saw this on my commute into Anchorage:



    Saw this guy on the trail came within 30 yards of him:


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    Hope you don't mind me digging up a dormant thread. I was trying to find an appropriate thread to post this little guy and this fit the bill...

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    He looked kinda mad. Like I woke him from his nap or something.

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    I took these pics over the last couple weeks. The kits are usually pretty aloof and curious, unless mom's nearby. In that case, they hunker low and make themselves scarce. I haven't heard her signal them from afar, but I believe she does. I know their voices can be somewhat bird-like, so I maybe I heard it but didn't know it.
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    my little buddy. he never went on rides with me,but he would hike with me.

    I am pretty lucky living in idaho. we see wildlife all the time. i don't even think about taking pictures of the bear, deer, elk, moose, etc we see requarly.
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    This dude was about four feet long and taking his last long nap as worm food. Even dead he spooked us plenty.


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    On my left side... Cute fuzzy Bunny!



    On my right in the distance.... Evil 8ft Alligator!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim208
    my little buddy. he never went on rides with me,but he would hike with me.

    I am pretty lucky living in idaho. we see wildlife all the time. i don't even think about taking pictures of the bear, deer, elk, moose, etc we see requarly.
    That is pretty damn cool! Looks like he's plenty comfortable just hanging out.

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    I haven't seen anything at all this year














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    Now I have a cell phone with a camera, so pics will come. Here is what I can recall for the past 20 years.

    Reptile/Amphibians: Horned lizard, Fence Lizard, King Snake, Western Diamondback(3-almost ran over one of them), Rat Snake, Gopher Snake, Box Turtle, Snapping turtle
    Large Mammals: Black bear, white-tailed deer, H0m0 Sapiens copulating (Twice), Herd of Cattle, Coyote.
    Birds: Turkeys, Bald Eagle

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    Canol Road, Northwest Territories. I had about five seconds to find my camera for the shot as this caribou ran by.

    The animal had a gaping wound on its neck and a flap of skin about six inches long dangling from it. I figure it as running up the middle of the creek because it has long legs and ran faster in the water than whatever bit it. The only local candidates would have been a grizzly bear or a wolf.
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    youte a few weeks back




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    How wild do you like your wild life?





    4 and 20 Black Birds ... I baked in a pie.



    If you like the sculpture of Alexander Calder?... there are Sunder Class artists everywhere. The wind in the Australian bush has the mobile elements describing it.



    Formal occasions here are just as wild.



    Even when we go to the dunny here, we have to run the gauntlet against the killer roos.



    Then we have to make it back to our houses.




    This is why I ride a Giant Anthem.

    Warren.

    PS, If you think Roos here are nice and friendly, think again ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1GxAPXrUCQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfcooper
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    lol, I see what you did there...

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    Last night with the kids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Wassa
    How wild do you like your wild life?

    Chupacabra !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    Chupacabra !!
    Dave, I hope not. Here we have the smellier equivalent called a Dulugar, a mythical creature to some ... but not to all.

    The head and the body appear to be from different animals. There is old cloth medical tape taping the two parts together. I've seen worse surgery.

    I spotted this little bloke in the bush recently, caught in a feral dog trap. He was released and didn't appear to be injured and then ran straight up a tree ... a very lucky possum.




    A shot I took today on the Bicentennial National Trail in Canberra. There must be better places to nurture a Joey than in a thistle patch.




    Mobile hazards ... at this year's Solo 24Hr World Championships at Mount Stromlo.




    Looking down on a Wedgetail Eagle ... which is a bit of a change. The Southern Blue Mountains.


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    This guy and I both needed a break at about the same time. I almost didn't bother to
    get the camera out, thinking he would fly away. Instead we caught our breath while I
    snapped a few close-ups.






    I think I had an 1100-lumen lupine light in one hand, the camera in the other to try and
    bring the ant out of the shadow.





    Porcupines are cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volleybrad


    kidding...
    That's Sasquatch! Where's his brown SS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Canol Road, Northwest Territories. I had about five seconds to find my camera for the shot as this caribou ran by.

    The animal had a gaping wound on its neck and a flap of skin about six inches long dangling from it. I figure it as running up the middle of the creek because it has long legs and ran faster in the water than whatever bit it. The only local candidates would have been a grizzly bear or a wolf.
    Probably got in a fight with another male.

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    Wildlife you have seen on trail...post your pics...-may-22-2011-012.jpg

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    Saw this little one after I heard it calling for it's mom. Don't know if she showed up eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana
    Here's a shot of some type of minature frog....saw quite a few of these on ride at Kingdom Trails this past weekend....Northern Vermont has had a record breaking rainfall in June and July....never seen these little dudes before. Post up pics of wildlife you have seen on the trails....and where you were riding when you snapped the picture. Ride On!
    It may seems like you heard and saw springpepper I was in the KT too, it was awesome

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    today on Memorial Day, after a big rain, I found this Snapping Turtle cooling off in the mud on a 90 f muggy day, the second much smaller turtle, I think is a painted turtle, he to was cooling off in the trail, I also seen a 3 foot water snake in the trail, but he didnt' stick around for a pic opportunity..LOL !!!!
    This was on the Potawami Trial in Sothern Michigan...
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    A few from a short ride ride today.




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    Swallow-tailed Kite



    Gopher tortoise (and my wife) in the middle of the trail at San Felasco Hammock



    Close-up (of the tortoise)



    The mysterious Florida swamp-moss monster...

    Bark less, wag more

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    I occasionally see moose near trails. They are just big and generally want to stay away from me.

    Now I am jealous of a rider on the other side of town: last week he thought he saw a rock in the woods but then the rock raised its head. A Lynx.

    (attaching my bad moose photo and a last summer's newspaper photo of a Lynx in a garden)
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    Ran up on two armadillos while riding today. One of them took off into the woods. The other just kinda looked at me and kept foraging beside the trail.

    Smart armadillo:

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    this is from yesterday's ride. my friend almost ran over this poor little fella.
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    '14 Scott Genius 730 650b
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    Making eye contact on the ridges and spurs of the Great Dividing Range.

    Australian Alpine Dingo. Victorian High Country.




    Laughing Kookaburra. Kanangra Boyd Wilderness.




    Red Shouldered Wallaby. Kanangra Boyd Wilderness.




    Eastern Grey Kangaroo. The Clear Range.




    Emu. The Brindabella Range.




    Warren.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Wassa View Post
    Emu. The Brindabella Range.

    That birdie doesn't seem friendly at all!

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    ^^^^^^^ looks like my first wife....correct, not very nice.

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    Biggest snake I've stumbled across in a while...
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    Deer, bobcat, turkey vultures, rabbits, bunnies, coyote, snakes, frogs, turantulas, herring, ducks, geese, peacock, boar, lizards, hawks, falcons, etc.

    I stopped taking pictures of it all because I see these critters every ride.

    The weirdest one was a coyote, in the middle of the day, crossing a HEAVY traffic paved trail to get to the creek. People were walking their dogs, children were on bikes and scooters, there were joggers and weekend warriors - and this wild dog just trots right through it all. Very strange when they are so elusive when I see them on the MTB trails.

    I also had a coyote run alongside me while I was riding. Coolest thing in the world, like I had a trail dog for a few seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    That birdie doesn't seem friendly at all!
    The Emus that stalk tourist campsites and picnic spots can be very aggressive. They will not take to being scared-off easily, when they are after food. They have learnt to be sneaky around unsuspecting tourists.

    I've seen an Emu take a large T-bone steak off a sizzling skillet. Swallow the steak whole and have the scalding hot steak stuck half way down its throat and then run off into the bush. Then when the picnickers turned to look at the fleeing thief, in shock horror, two other Emus took the remaining two other steaks off the skillet and run away. Emus can be as dumb as a box of rocks ... but they always outwit the tourists.

    I took that shot when I was defending my food, on the day that I witnessed the great food theft.

    The Currawongs set the real ambiance, in my neck-of-the-bush with their amazing calls and their great sense of fun. A curious Pied Currawong.



    Warren.







    Warren.
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    Pic from a MTB adventure years ago - a kangaroo stopping in for a visit.
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    i was worried about upgrading my bike...now im gonna have to worry about upgrading my camera instead. Great Pictures thanks for taking the time to post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    Biggest snake I've stumbled across in a while...
    Pretty pattern on that snake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Deer, bobcat, turkey vultures, rabbits, bunnies, coyote, snakes, frogs, turantulas, herring, ducks, geese, peacock, boar, lizards, hawks, falcons, etc.

    I stopped taking pictures of it all because I see these critters every ride.

    The weirdest one was a coyote, in the middle of the day, crossing a HEAVY traffic paved trail to get to the creek. People were walking their dogs, children were on bikes and scooters, there were joggers and weekend warriors - and this wild dog just trots right through it all. Very strange when they are so elusive when I see them on the MTB trails.

    I also had a coyote run alongside me while I was riding. Coolest thing in the world, like I had a trail dog for a few seconds.
    Wait! A F**king HERRING ??!! Did you just throw that in to see if we were paying attention?!? Or was this on one of those aqua-biking trips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    Biggest snake I've stumbled across in a while...
    Rat snake or related?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Wait! A F**king HERRING ??!! Did you just throw that in to see if we were paying attention?!? Or was this on one of those aqua-biking trips?
    Maybe he was planning on chopping down the biggest tree in the forest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnySmoke View Post
    Maybe he was planning on chopping down the biggest tree in the forest.
    Hahahhaha....Monty Python FTW
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    A couple desert creatures.

    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/medium/babyrr.jpg">

    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/medium/2011-01-21_0007.jpg">

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    Greatest thread ever. Thank you guys/gals!!

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    I wish I was able to get a pic of the raccoon that scared the crap out of me today. That thing was bigger than my dog! (The dog is ~65 lbs)

    Great thread!

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    spotted on a road ride

    Rocky mountain sheep near Canmore AB
    Does this count or does it have to be mountain biking?
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    Nice, was the Kangaroo looking for food under your tarp?

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    spotted on a road ride

    Rocky mountain sheep near Canmore AB
    Does this count or does it have to be mountain biking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    Rat snake or related?
    It's a gopher snake, there is a lot of debate whether they are related to rat snakes.
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    nice

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    We were riding in downtown Tuesday night and my buddy and I spotted a deer about 20 feet from us. Just looked at us as we got closer but never got spooked. Once we got to about 10 feet away he slowly started walking the opposite direction. It was pretty neat to see thats for sure.
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    This fella didn't make it....

    .....we came across him on a short road section.....he had been hit by a car/truck ....broke his back leg .....and flipped him up and looks to have broken his neck.....sad....he was going to be a big buck...
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    Wildlife on the trail . . .



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    A couple desert creatures.

    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/medium/babyrr.jpg">

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    Great shot of the "Road Runner" a very cool bird. I see them once in awhile here in SoCal. I am always amazed at the resemblance of the cartoon charactor. They can sure run like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Deer, bobcat, turkey vultures, rabbits, bunnies, coyote, snakes, frogs, turantulas, herring, ducks, geese, peacock, boar, lizards, hawks, falcons, etc.

    I stopped taking pictures of it all because I see these critters every ride.

    The weirdest one was a coyote, in the middle of the day, crossing a HEAVY traffic paved trail to get to the creek. People were walking their dogs, children were on bikes and scooters, there were joggers and weekend warriors - and this wild dog just trots right through it all. Very strange when they are so elusive when I see them on the MTB trails.

    I also had a coyote run alongside me while I was riding. Coolest thing in the world, like I had a trail dog for a few seconds.
    Maybe there was more then one and they were stalking you. It happened to this poor girl in 2009 in Cape Breton Nova Scotia.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...tack-died.html

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    I have been stalked many times by coyotes. I also ride and train horses and I always take my dog with me. They like to go after dogs. Sometime just one coyote, but I have seen as many as three at a time. I also take a gun with me, it usually takes care of the problem.
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    I had never even heard of such a thing until I saw that on the news 2 years ago. I did not think Coyotes would attack humans. We have tons of Cougars and black bears up here on Van Island but evevn then you don't hear of many attacks. There have been 2 Black bear attacks in the last 3 years and they are the only two ever recorded on the Island.

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    It's very rare that a coyote or MTN lion attacks a human.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSPIN View Post
    Please tell that is not what I think it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daves4mtb View Post
    We have a lot of cougars in Orange County, too, even before you get to the trail head. And every few years one of the feline ones has a mountain biker for lunch.
    Aren't they all feline? And don't they mostly have 'em for breakfast or dinner?

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    Here's my latest encounter. It's a huge (nearly 5 feet long!) San Diego Gopher Snake. In fact, I happened upon two of these guys in one day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by daves4mtb View Post
    We have a lot of cougars in Orange County, too, even before you get to the trail head. And every few years one of the feline ones has a mountain biker for lunch.
    Oh, one of them OC cougars had me for lunch, actually it was lunch, dinner and breakfast the next morning. And, I hadn't even gotten to the trail head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by firelikeiya View Post
    please tell that is not what i think it is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Oh, one of them OC cougars had me for lunch, actually it was lunch, dinner and breakfast the next morning. And, I hadn't even gotten to the trail head!
    Oh, you mean this type of cougar, right???
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    Quote Originally Posted by daves4mtb View Post
    Saw this up in Canada
    Funniest thing I have seen in a LONG time! Cue the Canadian jokes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave View Post
    I haven't seen anything at all this year


    Awesome photo, and so are the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Funniest thing I have seen in a LONG time! Cue the Canadian jokes...
    Hey, watch it, eh.

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    box turtle in NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Oh, you mean this type of cougar, right???
    No man, she was better lookin' then that!

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    Horses...

    Came around a bend to see this one right off of the trail. Notice the nice obstacle left on the actual trail.

    After walking around her another horse was up a ways right off of the trail and third horse came walking directly towards us on the trail.

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    Beautiful animals. It's amazing to see their size up close. I still dismount and walk quietly around them (out of kicking range). No desire to spook those things.

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    I was surprised to find this guy on the trail today, he was all bag.....
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    Northwestern Salamander.
    I've seen a few of these guys this year. This one's the biggest though at around 6" long.
    He was in the middle of the trail so I scooped him up and put him out of the way.

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    western Colorado

    I've seen many animals over the years this is the only shot I have! Usually going way too fast to take pictures!
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    He was squatting in the middle of the trial.
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    Desert Tortoises are out in force here in AZ, I saw 3 this morning, including this little guy. The smallest I have seen so far. Unfortunately I almost didn't see him, and stopped right next to him. I must have scared him or nudged him by mistake before I saw him, cos he lost his water reserve right there. This is not a good thing for the little guys, and I didn't want to leave him with nothing. I found a small rock with a 'cup' in the surface, emptied some water from my pack, and put it up to him. He did seem interested, and I hope it didn't evaporate before he got some. At least rain is forecast for the next few days...


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    He's coming to getcha'

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    No pic (I didnt' want to stick around, he was,"Stinking to High Heaven" yep a dead skunk in the middle of the trail. I know he was dead cuz' I passed him twice.. here's a song about him, or his brother................
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    <a href="http://s625.photobucket.com/albums/tt338/totheleftspidey/?action=view&current=8f3902dc.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt338/totheleftspidey/8f3902dc.png" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a> snapping turtle on trail about a foot long ahel 2 feet with tail and head

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    Last week's trip out of town (with a bike in tow) ......
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    50 Year Trail Tucson last week...



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    ran into this moose a couple days ago


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