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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaseSpace168 View Post
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    Great Horned Owl. Not on the trail but Ive seem them several times while riding. I volunteer at a wildlife shelter, this guy fell out of his nest and broke his leg.
    Impressive talons!

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    Some shots from the Bicentennial National Trail, along Australia's Great Dividing Range.

    A mob of Roos in the Southern Blue Mountains.




    Beware of Wombats with shotgun acne? By the way, that ugly creature on the road, is a Pannier Pig.




    ... and for Wombats wearing gas masks?




    A pigeon toed Pied Magpie.




    ... being swooped by two Plovers from Hell.




    The Plovers weren't easily provoked but eventually they came good ... each time I turned my back.


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    Owls are the coolest looking bird. love seeing those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Raton View Post
    Impressive talons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    That reminds me. The Liger is "pretty much my favorite animal"!

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    Echidnas are usually insanely shy, but I came across three this afternoon trucking along together on their own adventure and not seeming to concerned about me. Spent an hour or so roaming the hill with them. Very cool afternoon!

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    Raccoons and Feral a Cat Sharing Supper

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    Couldn't get a pic, but saw two coyote pups at Graham yesterday.

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    I saw one of those in NE Florida last week. He was on the side of the road that heads to the trailhead. I stopped to take a picture of him and a truck drove by and ran him over right after I snapped a picture. Makes me wonder what the heck the driver was thinking as he saw me taking a picture of something on the ground while he proceeded to run over whatever it was my camera/phone was pointing at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo Grande' View Post
    It's baby season in Southern California. I found this little guy near the end of my ride.
    I saw one of those on the side of the road that leads to the trailhead this past weekend. I stopped to take a picture of it. Right after I snapped a picture, a truck ran it over. It makes me wonder what the driver was thinking as he ran over whatever it was I was pointing a camera/phone at on the ground.

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    Night ride

    There were about a dozen of these guys in about 15 feet of bike path on the way to the trail. Had to carry my bike and walk through them.

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    The Coyote that was following me all night. Found this on the trail when I double backed.

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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Here's one of the biggest slugs I've ever seen finishing his dinner. Yumm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    Here's one of the biggest slugs I've ever seen finishing his dinner. Yumm.

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    It should be compulsory to attach some of those little beauties to every horses arse before entering trails!

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    Arizona Black Rattlesnake Near Mount Union ~7500 Feet Elevation

    This guy popped out on a really tough climb..


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    Wildlife you have seen on trail...post your pics...

    Another snake basking in sun.


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    I see a lot of wildlife out on the trails, but usually they take off before I can get the camera ready. These guys were a little more patient. They're a pair of gopher tortoises, the first one was on the trail:

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    And this one was digging a new burrow a few yards away.

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    Los Penasquitos Canyon, San Diego, CA

    Yesterday after work ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra8d View Post
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    I swear that guy comes out every day in the same spot. Must be a rodent-rich environment around there. Good for him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorider228 View Post
    Saw this guy this morning. I made sure to move him off the trail so he didn't get run over. These Tortoises blend in so well with all the rocks out here.

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    a spider nearly the size of a dime lives in the gate at the bottom of the southern end of the coastal tail in the marin headlands...
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    Re: Wildlife you have seen on trail...post your pics...

    There was a LOT of wildlfe out today, must be a storm coming this evening. I saw 7 or 8 deer, lots of rabbits. This is the only decent pic I could get of the deer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    a spider nearly the size of a dime lives in the gate at the bottom of the southern end of the coastal tail in the marin headlands...
    **** me that's a big spider, I see that mofo it would be spider paste, I hate spiders.
    This is me with spiders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVKqhjM-atY

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    You probably won't like this then.. look, what a battler, just the one leg left on the left side! Didn't stop him scuttling away when poked with a stick though

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    QUOTE=Reign2Rider;10549730]You probably won't like this then.. look, what a battler, just the one leg left on the left side! Didn't stop him scuttling away when poked with a stick though

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    While we're at it.......

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    I don't think it is a bird eating spider though, they have long thin legs far as I know. Probably an Aussie tarantula

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    ..5 minuto to take the camera...very very slowly..and they start to run!
    "Camosci" at Splugen Pass ,italian side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    a spider nearly the size of a dime lives in the gate at the bottom of the southern end of the coastal tail in the marin headlands...
    That looks like a Cat Faced spider. The ones that I have live up under the eaves, out of the way. They are usually very sedentary, but can be real fast when pouncing on an insect in their web. I've had them as big as a quarter.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    Those chamois are very cool! That spider would have me freaked out. Not a spider guy at all.

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    Fuzzy caterpillar crossing a section of paved trail in between singletrack sections.
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    Cecil the Turtle chilling on the trail....waited ever so patiently for him to cross over and ensure no other riders made squishy out of him.
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    Being the first rider of the day on the trail has it's perils - these every 10 - 20 feet just waiting to french kiss you as you whip by at 16 mph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    That looks like a Cat Faced spider. The ones that I have live up under the eaves, out of the way. They are usually very sedentary, but can be real fast when pouncing on an insect in their web. I've had them as big as a quarter.
    now that i think of it, that spider MIGHT be the size of a quarter. i'll confirm that if possible this coming thursday.

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    He used my bike as a ladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    He used my bike as a ladder.
    That is nothing short of absolutely awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    That is nothing short of absolutely awesome
    I see your koala and raise you one blue-tongue

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    He used nothing as a ladder, because he's a lizard

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    That koala is a real poser.

    The red velvet mites are all over the place with the recent rain, almost a 1/2" long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    He used my bike as a ladder.
    Awesome photo!

    Not sure if any of the non-Aussie MTBers saw this photo that was going around about a koala that begged some cyclists for a drink of water after a heatwave. Here's a link to the story....

    Cyclists share water bottle with thirsty koala - ABC Adelaide - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    And some video...

    Koala biker video: cyclist gives water as cute animal drinks

    Funny thing is that people don't realise how aggressive koalas can be and how strong the little buggers are.

    @Mtn-rider - looking at that mite makes me feel itchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    He used my bike as a ladder.

    I'm thinking Photochop.

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    Saw a cat last night while riding home. Also, some squirrels and assorted birds.

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    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I'm thinking Photochop.
    Guilty... ive been caught out. I have nothing better to do than ride all day then photoshop a drop bear on a tree to post on MTBR.

    This is where the thought he was safe (not that I was going to attack him anyway)


    So he grabbed my saddle for a handgrip and give himself a boost on the toptube.


    He was having a bit of a problem climbing it in a hurry as the bark was soaked and ripping off in his claws.


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    No worries ozzybmx. Shawn was just trolling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Guilty... ive been caught out. I have nothing better to do than ride all day then photoshop a drop bear on a tree to post on MTBR.
    When you're done with the teddy bear, can you photoshop me in bed with Natalie Portman?

    Great set of pics. Where abouts are you? Victoria or Adelaide Hills? Sadly koalas were hunted out of the Blue Mountains for fur until they were declared a protected species in the 1930s. And the few that were left were decimated by a bushfire and the population never came back.

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    Ok, I apologize. The depth perception looked a little funny around the Koala ass area. Great pics and nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Ok, I apologize. The depth perception looked a little funny around the Koala ass area. Great pics and nice bike!
    Ewww, you were checking out its butt!

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    She has a cute butt.

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    ^lol!
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    No worrys shawn.

    In Adelaide Uncle Grumpy, theres loads of them here. Usually sleeping in trees but this one was crossing the fire track in front of me then tried to climb the tree but the bark broke off and he fell. So I propped my bike against it and took my phone out to take a pic, he fell twice more before getting a grip and using my bike to help himself up.... silly bugger is still at head height but reckons he's safe.

    We have had a lot of rain here in the past couple of weeks and this soaked Stringybark Gum tree (I believe that's the name) was crumbling as his claws grabbed it.
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    ^ That's pretty cool!

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    These pictures aren't that good as they are screen captures from the Go Pro, but it was rare for me to see a deer run across the trail up ahead and then to catch its buddy that decided to freeze off to the right of the trail instead of crossing.

    This was out at Usery Mountain Park in Mesa, AZ.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cw50must View Post
    These pictures aren't that good as they are screen captures from the Go Pro, but it was rare for me to see a deer run across the trail up ahead and then to catch its buddy that decided to freeze off to the right of the trail instead of crossing.

    This was out at Usery Mountain Park in Mesa, AZ.


    I agree that is rare... was this just recently ?

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    tarantula near mayer arizona

    saw this guy at about 6000 feet in elevation (about 1900 meters elev)


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    Some Kangaroo's at Stromlo

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