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    Last week up in Redding.. wasn't on a bike at the time but walking with my daughter and her dog...they stepped right over it.. I found a stick to put the little guy out of harms way and off the trail...glad he wasn't in a bad mood to bite the dog or my daughter.
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    I thought for back bears that is exactly what you are supposed to do. Grizzlies are another story. Am I wrong on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiPavement View Post
    Thanks, yeah it had me shook up pretty good for that evening. The truck is all fixed up now, but I'm constantly on the look out for turkeys like they are after me or something.
    I bet! I just went on my very first trail ride today, and all I could think about was focusing on the road, while driving up there. I see what you all mean: The drive up scared me a lot more than being in the middle of the woods.

    Great time, by the way! Most fun I've had in a long while. Super difficult sport!

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    rattlesnake srike!

    Full disclosure--i wasn't actually on this ride but my friend was!
    go to the you tube link--it is TOTALLY worth it ! (and no , this isn't spam for viagra or something)
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    Snake Strike......

    Quote Originally Posted by annamagpie View Post
    Full disclosure--i wasn't actually on this ride but my friend was!
    go to the you tube link--it is TOTALLY worth it ! (and no , this isn't spam for viagra or something)
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    Incredible....first rider over the grate was lucky not to get bit on the leg....please add your story to this thread dedicated to Snakes on MTbR.com: Snakes....post your pictures ......

    BTW....this is just a geat time of year to site wildlife on rides....everythings alive up our way....on our ride tonight we ran into 3 black bears(a mom and 2 cubs).....my second bear siting on the trail in 5 days...both times they took off in a hurry...thankfully.....
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    Red spotted newt. In West Virginia. Love these little guys. Not sure where he's going though. Can't climb worth a lick.

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    I'd love to see a bear--(well from a distance) it's been years--since I was climbing in Yosemite. And i would really love to see a mountain lion--again, from a distance. We have a mountain lion season--but I have never ever seen one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    Incredible....first rider over the grate was lucky not to get bit on the leg.....
    Yes, I was the first person over the gate, and he scared the **** out of me! I can't believe how well the video turned out. He was awesome to watch and film. When we were done, I picked him up with the 10 foot stick we were using and set him off the side of the path. I can tell you every time I go over that gate from now one I'll be a little anxious.

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    Saw a big beaver in bear creek yesterday, smacked his tail and took off before I could get a pic though

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    I don't see these critters very often so it's a treat when they come out.
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    I'm slow with the camera myself

    Saw two different bobcats at two different trail complexes over the weekend but couldn't get the camera ready in time.
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    Saw a big beaver in bear creek yesterday, smacked his tail and took off before I could get a pic though

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    I was walking a trail, checking out some spots that dry slowly when ... a moving stick across the trail? Sticks don't move.



    Vipera berus - common European viper

    ... photo taken just off trail.

    About 40cm / 16"long, which probably means it is a couple of years old.

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    You can't see her very well, but there is a 6' tall cow moose right in the middle of the picture. She was standing just off the trail when I came around the corner, and wandered into the bushes.

    note -- ok, from the small pic that uploaded, you can't see her at all.

    It is funny -- I've been a lot of places a long way from anywhere. The closest I've even been to a large moose has been within 10 miles of SLC (see them quite a bit in the canyons bordering the city).
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    just a few from my travels over the past couple of years...
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    Didn't even make it to the trail the other day this guy was waiting in the parking lot for us.

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    I've had the pleasure of running into rabbits, deers, weasels, owls, coyotes, eagles, hawks, 2 bob cats (different rides), and about a dozen snakes. Gives great appreciation for nature.

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    This guy jumped on my pedal.


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    Found this one from a few years ago. A friend and I had stopped because he tore his sidewall. We saw a herd of elk about 40 yards away and decided to lay down in the ferns and see how close they would get. They came within five yards of us. Pretty cool!
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    shots from today:
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    Been riding South Mountain in Phoenix for 20 years--see a few rattlers from time-to-time, fortunately never slithering across the trail. ;-)

    But just this past week I saw my first Javelina! At first I thought it was a dog... but as it crossed right in front of me, I recognized the piglike features. He went one way, I went the other--a brief encounter. I wonder if he was a fascinated by me as I was by him... or her. How do you sex a Javelina? Never mind, don't need to know that!

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    This crossed my path the other day

    I've been riding these hills for 20 years and this is the first kingsnake I've encountered.
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    He landed up there, decided I was to big to eat and went on hunting

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    Had to hop right over this guy Had no way to stop or go around




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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturally Aspirated View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by cigarlover View Post
    Had to hop right over this guy Had no way to stop or go around
    Wow, what type of snake is that?
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    Saw one of these:


    One of these:


    And either 8 or 11 of these:

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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    ?????
    Are you in elk country?

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    LOL, No Florida. Cow bones maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    LOL, No Florida. Cow bones maybe?
    Could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Wow, what type of snake is that?
    I can't see the tail but a rattlesnake maybe?
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    Two weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lead-Sled View Post
    Two weeks ago.
    That looks awfully familiar. You don't happen to be in ND do you?
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    That pic was taken in Socal (seriously). Notice the Ocean in the background.
    Catalina Island has a resident population of Bison that were introduced to the island back in the early 1900's. They have been there ever since. There's hundreds, if not, thousands on the island. They're everywhere.

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    That looks awfully familiar. You don't happen to be in ND do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lead-Sled View Post
    That pic was taken in Socal (seriously). Notice the Ocean in the background.
    Catalina Island has a resident population of Bison that were introduced to the island back in the early 1900's. They have been there ever since. There's hundreds, if not, thousands on the island. They're everywhere.
    Okay, gotcha. I guess I didn't look too carefully and just thought that it was a cloudy day. Not much ocean here in ND...
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    Most of the critters I come across are aware of my presence before I of there's and run off before I can get any good pictures. Not this one. Maybe a snake got him. Notice the bite under the chin.


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    Came across this young Gila Monster yesterday in the Tortolita Mountains NW of Tucson. I see a few up there, this guy is relatively small, maybe 6 or 8".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Wow, what type of snake is that?
    I'm guessing it's some type of rat snake.


    Here's my contribution for today. Went riding and noticed some movement in the woods while I had stopped for a water break. A momma opossum transporting her babies through the brush.

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    from this weekend, with tail about 14" long. He was not scared of anything and had to be pushed away. The locals like them fried on a stick
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    I can't see the tail but a rattlesnake maybe?

    Water Moccasin and a nice looking one at that. I was moving so fast he never even saw me or moved when I went by. He didn't crawl away until I snapped my 3rd picture and I made sure I was far away from his path.

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    the marin headlands are full of these bobcat bait birds...
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    Came cross this turtle laying her younguns almost smack in the middle of the trail today. I wasn't about to convince her to do otherwise
    and I don't have much hope for the offspring either, unless they hatch at night. You see how she's looking at me..."would you get outta here, you see Im busy can't you?"



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    Ran a across a doe a couple weeks back and most recently a 6ft grass snake. The snake made me lock up my brakes and catch what it was..luckily it scampered back into the brush.

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    Saw this bad boy a couple of weeks ago.

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    roaring creek

    eastern box very rare these days
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    this bobcat trotting along the road leading to haypress camp in the marin headlands just did not care about me or my bike until it heard the camera shutter...it was back in exactly the same place five minutes later...
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    Near Hilton Head SC.

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    Boulder Fox

    This guy was right next to the trail but decided to head off after 5 people stopped to say hello.
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    It wasn't on the trail but I saw this Harris Hawk when I got back from this morning's ride.

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    i only have a story, not a pic. i was riding on a very public busy trail this weekend, and i see this round ball of fur rolling around up ahead. i got closer and realized it was a raccoon, in the middle of the day, on a public trail. It looked like it was wrestling a possum. Suddenly it stopped and stared up at me for a few second, then dragged the possum off the trail. Turned out it wasnt a possum, it was one of its own babies. apparently it got away from its mother and she was trying to frantically yank it back to safety.

    then further down was a huge snapping turtle in the middle of laying its eggs, just inches off the paved path. Stupid turtle! those babies are gonna hatch and get run over by all the traffic
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    Here are three that I saw this morning after my walk at Smithville Lake (1 week left to go until I can ride...LOL).

    Brown bird in a tree.

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    Couple of cardinals next to a pond.

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    Saw a garter snake right after leaving the trailhead...almost ran over the poor guy but saw him in time to avoid him.

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    Just Before we....

    ...headed out from my house....6 riders standing in the driveway.....and our Lynxx EE ran by with a rabbitt in his mouth....
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    Wow you guys see a lot of wildlife. The parks I ride in are basically inside the city limits, we don't have much there. But so far I've run across the following:

    -Squirrels
    -Chipmunks
    -One or two deer
    -A bat (that actually scared the crap out of me, he flew right in front of my face lol)
    -A rabbit or two
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    I dont have any pics to prove it so now i will have to carry my camera with me at all times .Seen a coyote, Snapping Turtle, Deer, And i destroyed a turkey on a trail .Not on purpose lol He came from outta nowhere . Thats pretty much it ..

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    Saw this fox this morning..............and pulled a friggen tic off my leg too........I always spend the rest of the day freaking out when I find a tic ......


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    ROOOOAD BLOCK Came to a skidding stop for this guy today.

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    Nice looking rattler! I almost ran over this snake, don't know what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Came across this young Gila Monster yesterday in the Tortolita Mountains NW of Tucson. I see a few up there, this guy is relatively small, maybe 6 or 8".

    Super jealous! I love reptiles and a Gila Monster is #1 on my list of wildlife I want to come across in the wild.

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    Just to one up Rockerc because he's a Brit here is my pic of a baby Gila Monster from Sweetwater trail in Tucson. Also QuenteK25 move to Tucson if you want some sweet GM action. I average three a year. Also about 5 species of rattlesnake a year on the trails.

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    I've seen three of them in the last 2-3 months here in the Phoenix area; 2 in PMP and 1 at Pima/Dyna trails. Pics posted of two of them on previous pages, and the third I just watched move fast of the trail while hissing the whole way.

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    Mini Bull

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    Good job!

    Inquisitive little guy...

    ...I had the camera real close, he just looked at it never hid his head!

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    Mama Bear



    Big mama bear, little cubs scampered way up to the treetop. Only a few feet off the trail, needless to say we made a detour way out around her.
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    Commute in today

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    Bold Vole...

    I spent this past weekend riding the awesome "IMBA Epic" trails around Ellicottville, NY. A flat that wouldn't seal up lead to me using this stump as a make shift bike stand.



    About 10 minutes in there's this bit of scurrying that attracts my attention and this little vole comes darting through the leaf litter back to the stump. At first I stayed still and just watched as it came up and explored around the disturbed areas where I'd been standing, occasionally producing these little squeaks which, allowing some artistic license (anthropomorphism), sounded like it was a bit annoyed with the alterations to its front yard.

    Realizing it wasn't at all concerned about me I pulled out the camera and took a few shots.

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    It became obvious that the stump was its dwelling, and it had a number of tunnels in and around the stump, which for an insectivore has to be like having a smorgasbord for your home.

    It was fascinating to watch but eventually it scurried off. I fixed my flat and before I left grabbed some leaf litter and spread it around the areas I'd disturbed.

    All in all, a fun bit of distraction and a way to celebrate the "little things" that keep mother nature in balance.
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    Heading up that way next week. Any suggestions on places to ride and maybe GPS coordinates to he parking area and/or trailhead?

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    A few critters the last few rides. Saw momma bear and 3 cubs but couldn't get phone out of pack fast enough!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mxrider458 View Post
    A few critters the last few rides. Saw momma bear and 3 cubs but couldn't get phone out of pack fast enough!!
    That owl chick is creepy looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigworm520 View Post
    Just to one up Rockerc because he's a Brit here is my pic of a baby Gila Monster from Sweetwater trail in Tucson. Also QuenteK25 move to Tucson if you want some sweet GM action. I average three a year. Also about 5 species of rattlesnake a year on the trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmiah View Post
    Heading up that way next week. Any suggestions on places to ride and maybe GPS coordinates to he parking area and/or trailhead?
    Hey Jmiah,

    The Ellicottville Bike Shop has WNYMBA maps for sale and I highly recommend one... It provides all the trail info and parking / camping spots on the "IMBA Epic" trail system there.

    For a preview and computer-based map go to WNYMBA and check out their maps page. You'll still want to buy a map ($10), as it's a large map on water - resistant paper and it supports the WNYMBA financially.

    For 2 rides I parked up on top at the trail heads and for a third I parked at the west end of Holimont ski hill and rode up to the top on the XC ski trails (it has signs for MTB Trails, too.) Did about 50 km worth of riding over 2 days. On 2 of my rides (Sat. evening and Sunday afternoon) I didn't see a single person on the trails so make sure you can self support!

    Also, for the longer trails to the southwest of the system, ride in a counter-clockwise direction! This is important for maximum enjoyment of the trails! Direction is less important for the trails to the NE, and I road those clockwise and had a good time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    That owl chick is creepy looking.
    I don't think The baby horned owl made it. I rode by where it was last weekend, and it looked like a wing was laying on a bridge crossing where I originally saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    this bobcat trotting along the road leading to haypress camp in the marin headlands just did not care about me or my bike until it heard the camera shutter...it was back in exactly the same place five minutes later...
    Awesome. I came across a bobcat a couple of weeks ago but it was at dusk and I didn't get a photo. I'm really surprised it wasn't spooked by you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SparxFlyer View Post
    Hey Jmiah,

    The Ellicottville Bike Shop has WNYMBA maps for sale and I highly recommend one... It provides all the trail info and parking / camping spots on the "IMBA Epic" trail system there.

    For a preview and computer-based map go to WNYMBA and check out their maps page. You'll still want to buy a map ($10), as it's a large map on water - resistant paper and it supports the WNYMBA financially.

    For 2 rides I parked up on top at the trail heads and for a third I parked at the west end of Holimont ski hill and rode up to the top on the XC ski trails (it has signs for MTB Trails, too.) Did about 50 km worth of riding over 2 days. On 2 of my rides (Sat. evening and Sunday afternoon) I didn't see a single person on the trails so make sure you can self support!

    Also, for the longer trails to the southwest of the system, ride in a counter-clockwise direction! This is important for maximum enjoyment of the trails! Direction is less important for the trails to the NE, and I road those clockwise and had a good time.
    Thanks for the info! I'll definitely stop at the bike shop before heading out.

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    This guy on hard surface trail near our campsite in Custer. I seen to mule deer but wasn't quick enought.


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    found this guy in the woods at a local trail. the beach is a good 5 miles away, across many roads and whatnot.
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    Saw this mini, up to date version of a triceratops aka horned toad while riding the trails in Southern California.


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    I wish I had my camera out a lot more. I ride a lot at night (working nights really messes with your schedule. But in the past week I've literally almost ran into a Great Horned Owl who was chowing down on a rabbit and last night at work I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting a rattlesnake crossing a dirt road. Being the idiot that I am I got out and got behind him and shook his rattle. Let me find some pics.

    This was in Estes Park which looks completely different now that it's on fire.

    The story on the elk went like this. I was in Estes at a little lake, harassing this duck who for some reason refused to take my Cheezit. When all of a sudden I thought someone had bumped into me. I turn around to the alpha female standing there. After a few minutes of testing my limits I decided to see if Elk were like horses when scratched between the ears.

    This little guy was crossing the road at the golf course in Hilton Head

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    I saw these two eight point bucks in the same herd of deer yesterday! I was so glad I had my camera with me on my ride.
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    I saw some odd looking birds yesterday on my favorite trail. They were tall, probably about my waist's height or more. It reminded me of that bird in the movie "Up". Did some research and I think they were a pair of Sand Hill Cranes. It says they are uncommon in our area. Cool!


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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    I saw some odd looking birds yesterday on my favorite trail. They were tall, probably about my waist's height or more. It reminded me of that bird in the movie "Up". Did some research and I think they were a pair of Sand Hill Cranes. It says they are uncommon in our area. Cool!
    Looks like sandhills to me, there's a ton of them by me in WI, did they make the creepy jurassic park noises for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitanofChaos View Post
    Looks like sandhills to me, there's a ton of them by me in WI, did they make the creepy jurassic park noises for you?
    Oh I thought I heard something odd too!

    Actually, I'm new in America and all the common wildlife I see around is uncommon to me! Seeing rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and what not scampering around freely is very much amusing to me! But my county's website says that these pair of Sandhills I saw are uncommon in our area. So, it was a treat to me!

    I remembered one time when I newly arrived, I saw a snake in the common lawn area. I called the property management company about it. They said, "Sir, you live by a forest preserve. Those are common in your area..." It made me feel dumb! Haha!
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    Saw this guy blocking my flowing single track, and a bunch of Calf's behind him I turned around.. His horns looked a lot bigger in person sorry for the bad picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfnhalf View Post
    Saw this mini, up to date version of a triceratops aka horned toad while riding the trails in Southern California.

    Thanks for the pic. I have a great affection for horny toads (or as the guide books says--the horned lizard, a spikey--bodied reptile). For some reason they always remind me of childhood, when it was so fun to see one.

    Their population in Texas has been in decline for quite some time, mainly due to the generally bad juju of the imported fire ant invasion and they are now a protected species.

    What I didn't know 'til just now (thanks, wikipedia) is that the Texas variety can aim & shoot blood from the corners of its eyes and mouth ! Yes, I'm telling you! I'm not making this up. The reptile version of "Stand Your Ground". How cool (and generally bad a**) is that?

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    Saw this turtle in Sudbury, Ontario.
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    I've seen deer on the trail many times, but what makes this deer spotting unusual is that the pic was taken along a trail system in downtown Toronto (Don Valley)

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    I sensed some "attitude"
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    Almost ran into this as I was biking the singletrack in Valley Forge Park, Pa.
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    Found this guy at Papago in Phoenix


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    Today I rode by a little fawn, a fairly young/small buck, and a couple having a good time in the middle of the trail. The sad thing is I was more surprised when I saw the deer.

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    Moved this fairly-new-to-the world gopher tortoise off the trail at Balm Boyette, FL on a recent ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cw50must View Post
    Found this guy at Papago in Phoenix

    I am relatively new in the country. I have a question on occasions that you meet a snake along the way... do you stay away? How far? Do they chase you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    I am relatively new in the country. I have a question on occasions that you meet a snake along the way... do you stay away? How far? Do they chase you?
    This is a non rattler so I wasn't worried about getting too close, he slithered off the trail and into some bushes rather quickly, so I just happened to catch him at the right time as he crossed. I've run into Rattlesnakes only a few times and I personally keep my distance from them. I've never had a snake chase me.

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    I've ran over a number of rattlers. That decision making part when seeing them is rather instantaneous and based entirely on the circumstances. If I have time to stop, I will. But after reading about a dude on these forums who grabbed his brakes and locked both his front wheel as well as his rear wheel, sending him flying, just to go get bitten by the snake-I tend to keep rolling. The ones I have ran over have all been on blind corners. Otherwise, stay calm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehigh View Post
    I've ran over a number of rattlers. That decision making part when seeing them is rather instantaneous and based entirely on the circumstances. If I have time to stop, I will. But after reading about a dude on these forums who grabbed his brakes and locked both his front wheel as well as his rear wheel, sending him flying, just to go get bitten by the snake-I tend to keep rolling. The ones I have ran over have all been on blind corners. Otherwise, stay calm.
    Aren't they quick enough to bite back at your leg after running them over? I'm just asking to know what I should do if it happens to me.

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    What is it?

    Can someone identify this critter for me? It was in Loma,CO.

    I saw many prairie dogs while riding but this was different and bolted when I moved closer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    Aren't they quick enough to bite back at your leg after running them over? I'm just asking to know what I should do if it happens to me.
    Only if you're riding really, really slow. Or if you stop on top of 'em... as long as you stay out of reach you are OK. They can strike up to half the length of their body. Best not to try and measure them tho, just guesstimate and add a few feet. I have had one come towards me after I rolled him, he was extremely pissed and rattling up a storm, so I got well out of his way.
    Mostly they will try to get away from you, just try not to sit on them, step on them, kiss them, (you'd be surprised), or generally f**k with them. Also, do not dress up in rodent outfits and poke around the rocks making squeaking sounds. (Again, you would be surprised).
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