• 08-23-2008
    DIRTJUNKIE
    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.:thumbsup:
  • 08-24-2008
    TX_Shifter
    A pooper
    Took this snapper this past July out @ Horsetooth Trail.

    What wildlife does back in return :)




    Some others I took



    Austin, TX
  • 08-24-2008
    creseis
    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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_goat

    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.
  • 08-27-2008
    joeadnan
    Found this in the middle of the trail, last week

    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2791708755_368c9e6eb4_o.jpg">
  • 08-28-2008
    JeffSkisMontana
    Whoa.............
    Quote:

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

    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2791708755_368c9e6eb4_o.jpg">


    What type of skull is that? What state were you in when you came upon that? THx.
  • 08-28-2008
    joeadnan
    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.
  • 08-30-2008
    DIRTJUNKIE
    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
  • 08-31-2008
    slowrider
    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
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wakeskater
    Saw this girl Wednesday night:eek: right on the trail and about the size of my hand

  • 09-06-2008
    JeffSkisMontana
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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..
  • 09-20-2008
    JeffSkisMontana
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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.
  • 09-21-2008
    GoGoGordo
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    Watch out for these guys!!!
  • 09-21-2008
    helocat
    Cool photos!
  • 09-21-2008
    Cata1yst
    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
  • 09-21-2008
    u2metoo
    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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  • 09-21-2008
    Manimal
    Saw this on my commute into Anchorage:



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

  • 05-18-2011
    marpilli
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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...

    Attachment 614945

    He looked kinda mad. Like I woke him from his nap or something. :madmax:
  • 05-18-2011
    tduro
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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.
  • 05-18-2011
    4MooreFitness
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25638038@N02/5735658356/" title="Untitled by FourMooresFamily, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2130/5735658356_8c6aa1c99f_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt=""></a>
  • 05-19-2011
    tim208
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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.
  • 05-19-2011
    Dr JRod
    This dude was about four feet long and taking his last long nap as worm food. Even dead he spooked us plenty.

  • 05-19-2011
    Itchiee
    On my left side... Cute fuzzy Bunny!



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

  • 05-19-2011
    DBY
    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.
  • 05-19-2011
    onbelaydave
    I haven't seen anything at all this year ;) :thumbsup:













  • 05-19-2011
    nevermiss
    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
  • 05-19-2011
    Repack Rider
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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.
  • 05-19-2011
    jfcooper
    WTB:

  • 05-19-2011
    Maadjurguer
    youte a few weeks back



  • 05-19-2011
    baliwag
    Very nice
  • 05-20-2011
    Wild Wassa
    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
  • 05-20-2011
    marpilli
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jfcooper
    WTB:


    lol, I see what you did there... ;)
  • 05-20-2011
    NorthJeff
    Last night with the kids...

  • 05-20-2011
    onbelaydave
    Quote:

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


    Chupacabra !!
  • 05-21-2011
    Wild Wassa
    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.

  • 05-21-2011
    redtabby
    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.
  • 05-21-2011
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by volleybrad


    kidding... :)

    That's Sasquatch! Where's his brown SS?
  • 05-21-2011
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    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.
  • 05-24-2011
    Slowup
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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.
  • 05-24-2011
    xtremgirl
    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 :)
  • 05-30-2011
    manabiker
    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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  • 05-30-2011
    Tegerian
  • 05-30-2011
    onbelaydave
    A few from a short ride ride today.



  • 05-31-2011
    JaxAR
    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...

  • 06-01-2011
    perttime
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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)
  • 06-01-2011
    marpilli
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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:

    Attachment 617314 Attachment 617315

    Short bus armadillo:

    Attachment 617316 Attachment 617317 Attachment 617318
  • 06-06-2011
    JellyLegs
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    this is from yesterday's ride. my friend almost ran over this poor little fella.
  • 06-06-2011
    Cujo
  • 06-06-2011
    Wild Wassa
    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.
  • 06-06-2011
    Mithrandir
    Quote:

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


    That birdie doesn't seem friendly at all!
  • 06-07-2011
    MrCrabby01
    ^^^^^^^ looks like my first wife....correct, not very nice. :)
  • 06-07-2011
    umarth
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    Biggest snake I've stumbled across in a while...