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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Very cool!
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    He was snoozing in the seaweed as I approached, lucky I seen him or he might have got to see them a bit closer
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    A group of wild turkeys beside one of the DH trails on the escarapment. Appeared to be 3 females and about a dozen young ones

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    I work next to an urban lake that has a fair amount of green space. The place is overrun with geese but the one nice part of this is that every spring the babies come out. They're pretty cute but it makes the adults that much more aggressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    A group of wild turkeys beside one of the DH trails on the escarapment. Appeared to be 3 females and about a dozen young ones

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    Cool!
    Looks like you were pretty close to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Cool!
    Looks like you were pretty close to.
    We got fairly close despite the moms being protective of the wee ones. Those birds look prehistoric. But their teeny tiny heads must be crammed with brain power because they knew to stay off the trails and hide in the nearby woods.
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    True story... Again no pics, sorry.

    Riding in Annadel where the wild turkeys have sort of taken over and came upon what I assume to have been a mama turkey with her young flock behind her. I stopped and let them cross a trail 20-30 feet ahead of me. As the last young one was clearing from the trail, a bobcat came out of nowhere and grabbed the last little one and ran off with it. Mama was pissed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    True story... Again no pics, sorry.

    Riding in Annadel where the wild turkeys have sort of taken over and came upon what I assume to have been a mama turkey with her young flock behind her. I stopped and let them cross a trail 20-30 feet ahead of me. As the last young one was clearing from the trail, a bobcat came out of nowhere and grabbed the last little one and ran off with it. Mama was pissed!
    A rare sight to see although pretty sad also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We got fairly close despite the moms being protective of the wee ones. Those birds look prehistoric. But their teeny tiny heads must be crammed with brain power because they knew to stay off the trails and hide in the nearby woods.
    The young ones do look prehistoric. I had an encounter with a momma and several of her brood while riding in the Laguna mountains / San Diego. I was riding along on a tight single track through a field. The weeds were a couple feet high and as I'm going along I saw some movement along side of me. The mother turkey was running and crossed about 30' ahead. The little babies were in the weeds running along side of me and looked like little dinosaurs. I hit the skids as they bolted across the trail to catch up to momma. The whole thing was pretty comical actually.
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    Another rare sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Magpie swooping season has just started here, I went for hundy today and got hit dozens of times by at least 20 maggies over the whole route. Had enough of dodging them so grabbed a selfie with this bugger... landed on my back 3 times while I was trying to get a pic.
    That reminds me... magpie season is about to kick off here in Sydney. Paranoia will set in for me for the next 2 months. The helmet hitters are bad enough, the ones that swoop in from underneath and go for the ears are worse.

    I've moved house a few months ago. I knew the local magpies on my old local routes, now I have to get a handle on the manic magpies on my new local routes.

    I'm gonna miss the Eastern Creek Assassin, he was my sprint training coach.

    Saw a Diamond Python the weekend before last. That and the frog spawn in the pond tells me that summer is on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    That reminds me... magpie season is about to kick off here in Sydney. Paranoia will set in for me for the next 2 months. The helmet hitters are bad enough, the ones that swoop in from underneath and go for the ears are worse.

    I've moved house a few months ago. I knew the local magpies on my old local routes, now I have to get a handle on the manic magpies on my new local routes.


    I'm gonna miss the Eastern Creek Assassin, he was my sprint training coach.

    Saw a Diamond Python the weekend before last. That and the frog spawn in the pond tells me that summer is on the way.

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    Not trail related, but reminds me of a funny story...In the early 80's before I moved out of my folk's house, I was leaving for work one afternoon and looked out to see our family cat crossing the street towards me. Sitting up on the line above were two mocking birds making a helluva racket. One bird left the line followed closely by the other. They dive-bombed my cat! As the first bird got her from behind, she flipped on her back, just in time to grab the second bomber out of the air. She immediately wrapped it up with her front paws and rolled it into a ball while biting its' neck. Dead! Turns out to have been a suicide mission for one of them.

    This cat was the consumate hunter as she was born in the wild. I mean, she brought home EVERYTHING! Including the neighbor's Koi. Oye! (sorry, had to!) She even brought home vegetables from the neighbor's garden; everything from lemon cucumbers to eggplants!

    When she had a litter of kittens, she attacked a German Shepherd who's owner didn't heed my warning to walk her dog across the street, for its' own good.

    I miss that cat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    True story... Again no pics, sorry.

    Riding in Annadel where the wild turkeys have sort of taken over and came upon what I assume to have been a mama turkey with her young flock behind her. I stopped and let them cross a trail 20-30 feet ahead of me. As the last young one was clearing from the trail, a bobcat came out of nowhere and grabbed the last little one and ran off with it. Mama was pissed!
    Thanksgiving for the Bobcat!

    Actually, I wish they would kill more turkeys here in San Diego county. Turkeys are an invasive species here, and they are wreaking a bit of havoc on other animals' food supplies.

    The coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions can't kill them fast enough, IMO.

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    Grumpy, when that start swooping at stop. Sit on your bike with your foot on the gutter and arms crossed. Just sit there and stare at them and talk a bit. They will soon see you are not a threat and get use to you. It won't be long before they will leave you alone and keep swooping the bloke behind you that madly waves his arms in the air trying to scare them away. Better still take a little bit of mince meat with you and roll it up into little balls and throw it up into the air for them to feed on.

    Trust me on this one, it will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    Thanksgiving for the Bobcat!

    Actually, I wish they would kill more turkeys here in San Diego county. Turkeys are an invasive species here, and they are wreaking a bit of havoc on other animals' food supplies.

    The coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions can't kill them fast enough, IMO.
    They're out of control here, too. The incident that I witnessed, while startling, was nature at work. Not often you get to see that.

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    Slowish trail ride with the kids today - plenty of stops so we saw quite a bit of wildlife
    Photo's not great - from an iPhone. Long Tailed Macaques and a Banded Sunskink.
    Also saw a couple of monitor lizards and a reticulated python but didn't manage to get snaps of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    True story... Again no pics, sorry.

    Riding in Annadel where the wild turkeys have sort of taken over and came upon what I assume to have been a mama turkey with her young flock behind her. I stopped and let them cross a trail 20-30 feet ahead of me. As the last young one was clearing from the trail, a bobcat came out of nowhere and grabbed the last little one and ran off with it. Mama was pissed!
    And a delicious trailside meal was had by the bobcat.
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    Here are some animals I saw last week up the Bridge River.

    This bird was flying drilling equipment to a site in the alpine.
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    At the end of the valley in the rocks were little pikas everywhere, not sure what species
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    And right beside them, big hoary marmots
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    Lounging in the sun
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    And this friendly little weasel poking out of all the nooks and crannies
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    And then a beaver on the way back in the Lake
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    Oh and this, on the way back there were lots of deer and wolf tracks in the sand, but I never caught up with them.
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    Mark and a SimpleJon some great sightings.

    Mark a weasel and wolf tracks how cool is that.

    SimpleJon couple monitor lizards and a python. Nice!
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    Great pics!

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    Wolves in BC? That's a trip.

    How big are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    Wolves in BC? That's a trip.

    How big are they?
    They would be Timber Wolves which would make them the largest wolves of all the species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    Wolves in BC? That's a trip.

    How big are they?
    Yeah I've seen them twice. Once last year in the Chilcotins, on the trail everyone whips down. He was watching me pack up. And a few years earlier I saw them in the central coast fishing for salmon with a grizzly bear. They weren't super huge but I was far away so hard to tell.





    The other day driving back I scared a dog up in front of me which must have been a coyote. Looked different than the ones I see in Mexico.

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    ^Looks like a wolf to me.

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    ^Yes, I agree,that looks more like a wolf. The skull is shaped differently than a coyote.

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    Yes that was a wolf. The one I saw in the Chilcotins last year. I couldn't get a shot off of the coyote in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Yes that was a wolf. The one I saw in the Chilcotins last year. I couldn't get a shot off of the coyote in time.
    I could tell because I'm intimately familiar with the cranial topogrophy of coyotes, having shot a half dozen or so in the head with high powered optics.

    That ain't no coyote skull right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    I could tell because I'm intimately familiar with the cranial topogrophy of coyotes, having shot a half dozen or so in the head with high powered optics.

    That ain't no coyote skull right there.
    Yes sir both of those photos are of wolves.
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    That critter with the marmot is a pika.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someoldfart View Post
    That critter with the marmot is a pika.
    Sure is good call!
    I knew it but couldn't recall the name.
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    I saw a Desert Tortoise Tuesday at Outdoor Demo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I saw a Desert Tortoise Tuesday at Outdoor Demo.
    That tortoise is so cute ...
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    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    been a bit slack up loading photos the last couple of weeks but just back from a great ride on a new to me trail and this one is worthy of immediate uploading.

    The biggest one I have ever seen.

    That's not a 'roach,........this is a 'roach


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    Wildlife you have seen on trail...post your pics...-snake.jpg
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    Smile Shingleback

    Here's a shingleback I saw recently. Every time I see them, they make me think of a turd with legs.

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    Osprey having a trout snack. Missed the actual catch.



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    Mulie. No idea I'm there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    That's not a 'roach,........this is a 'roach
    Nice bush 'roach, and yeah, about a centimetre bigger than the biggest one I've ever seen (unless you have hands the size of my 5 year old daughter). Did it spray? They can spray a citronella smelling stuff in defence. Or maybe as a cologne, not sure, but they can squirt.

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    Here's a shingleback I saw recently. Every time I see them, they make me think of a turd with legs.
    Every time I see one they make me think of the time I moved one off the highway near Wilcannia and the bastard chomped me. Crazy animal, any wonder they're always so pissed off when evolution has given them a head that looks like a tail... or a tail that looks like a head. I can never work that out.

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    Not on the trail, but about a mile from the trailhead, I found this fuzzy little guy was crossing the road already in his Halloween colors.
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    Snapped this ring tail possum at Manly Dam last night. He walked right out in front of 8 of us and as I got my phone out he started to walk off. I walked around in front of him shining my helmet light in his face to get him to stop. He did, then he started walking towards me which is when I snapped this shot. He kept coming towards me and I said "You're not the brightest tool in the shed", most will freeze are try and run, and no sooner had I got the words out and he launched at me sending me stumbling back to roars of laughter from my mates. Another fun night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Snapped this ring tail possum at Manly Dam last night. He walked right out in front of 8 of us and as I got my phone out he started to walk off. I walked around in front of him shining my helmet light in his face to get him to stop. He did, then he started walking towards me which is when I snapped this shot. He kept coming towards me and I said "You're not the brightest tool in the shed", most will freeze are try and run, and no sooner had I got the words out and he launched at me sending me stumbling back to roars of laughter from my mates. Another fun night.

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    You could have ended up as front page news.

    "Possum eats mountain biker after biker laughed and called the possum a dull shed tool"

    It could happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Snapped this ring tail possum at Manly Dam last night. He walked right out in front of 8 of us and as I got my phone out he started to walk off. I walked around in front of him shining my helmet light in his face to get him to stop. He did, then he started walking towards me which is when I snapped this shot. He kept coming towards me and I said "You're not the brightest tool in the shed", most will freeze are try and run, and no sooner had I got the words out and he launched at me sending me stumbling back to roars of laughter from my mates. Another fun night.

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    I wouldn't take it personally if I were you. The critter was probably just having a bad night. We all get like that from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    most will freeze are try and run
    Yep, maybe he was just dumber than the average Possum... if that's possible.
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    One lost desert turtle and 3 bears last weekend. Unfortunately the bears ran away before I could get a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    One lost desert turtle and 3 bears last weekend. Unfortunately the bears ran away before I could get a pic.
    And where did all this adventure take place. [part of the world]
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    And where did all this adventure take place. [part of the world]
    So Cal. Frazier Park area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    One lost desert turtle and 3 bears last weekend. Unfortunately the bears ran away before I could get a pic.
    I would have thought the bears running away would be a good thing.

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