• 06-28-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2ridealot View Post
    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.

    Ground squirrel?
  • 06-29-2012
    2ridealot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Ground squirrel?

    It was larger than a squirrel. I was thinking weasel but I'm pretty sure I haven't seen one in person before.
  • 06-29-2012
    Loudviking
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2ridealot View Post
    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.


    That is a weasel, nice picture. Thought it was
    a Marten at first but the tail is to long in your
    picture.:)
  • 06-29-2012
    2ridealot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Loudviking View Post
    That is a weasel, nice picture. Thought it was
    a Marten at first but the tail is to long in your
    picture.:)

    Thanks!
  • 06-29-2012
    Trout Bum
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    @ Aliso & Wood Canyon. Ca.
  • 06-30-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Saw this bruin out at the beginning of .....
    ...our ride today....estimate weight at high 300"s or 400"s......
  • 07-01-2012
    TheNormsk
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    I headed out Friday night and came across two snakes. One was black and small but by the time I stopped the bike to get a photo it had dived off into the undergrowth.

    The other was this beauty.
    Attachment 707706

    I'm guessing it's about two feet long (perhaps longer) but it was hard to tell as it got pissed off with me while I was trying to take a photo and it started lunging at me. :)

    Any idea what type of snake it is and more importantly is it poisonous? I guess I should know this before I start trying to take photos of pissed off snakes.. ;)
  • 07-02-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kerryn View Post
    Any idea what type of snake it is and more importantly is it poisonous? I guess I should know this before I start trying to take photos of pissed off snakes.. ;)

    Looks like a king snake to me which is not venomous. The way I understand it, if the red and black are next to each other it's a king snake but if the red and yellow touch each other, it's a coral snake and definitely venomous.

    "Red touches yellow, you're a dead fellow. Red touches black, you're okay Jack."
  • 07-02-2012
    Loudviking
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Looks like a king snake to me which is not venomous. The way I understand it, if the red and black are next to each other it's a king snake but if the red and yellow touch each other, it's a coral snake and definitely venomous.

    "Red touches yellow, you're a dead fellow. Red touches black, you're okay Jack."

    You are correct sir^^^^^:thumbsup:
  • 07-02-2012
    QuenteK25
    Definitely a variation of Kingsnake.
  • 07-02-2012
    TheNormsk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    "Red touches yellow, you're a dead fellow. Red touches black, you're okay Jack."

    Awesome! Thanks.
  • 07-04-2012
    ric426
    Good day for spotting bugs
    Went for an early morning ride to try to beat some of the heat today, but it was still like riding in an Amazon rain forest. I saw a couple of cool bugs though, so I'm glad I went.

    I stopped for a lunch break and noticed this butterfly hanging around my bike. It was interesting because the bike has the same colors as it's wings, black and pale pearl blue. I don't know if it was attracted by the colors (was it trying to mate with my bike?!?!) or the sweat dripping off the bike (???), but it sat on several spots on the bike for a good 10 minutes before it flew off.




    I was in the latrine before I started the ride and spotted the biggest damn spider I've ever seen in Michigan. That's the toe of my size 44 shoe for size comparison. It wasn't at all aggressive and was still most of the time. I looked it up when I got home and found out that it's a Fishing Spider. They're basically harmless to humans. Good thing 'cuz they can grow up to 4" across.

  • 07-05-2012
    Mtn-Rider
    Chipmunk eating the fruit of a barrel cactus.

    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/2012-07-05_0006a.jpg">

    Close-up of the same photo.

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  • 07-06-2012
    Micka
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    This thread needs more snakes; and Australian critters; and more snakes
    Just rode past this innocuous bit of trail...
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    ...but look closer
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    Only realised this was a bloody big python when it was right next to my leg. Must have been 3m long and as thick as my calf. Biggest snake I've seen in the wild.

    A cheeky Brushtail Possum trying to steal my dinner from my camp
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    An Echidna - this guy was big (for an Echidna, would have been at least 50cm long), shame I couldn't get my phone out before he wandered off the trail and stuck his head into a log.
    Attachment 708548

    Camping out, a couple of Green Tree Frogs thought my car was a good place to hang out. One of them eventually climbed up onto my bike!
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    A Red Belly Black Snake, sunning itself on the gravel next to a creek
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    A rather odd sight, a Python that already looked full of food, hanging out in a rock pool with his next meal ready to go (a Magpie)
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    Another Red Belly Black Snake, I'd just setup my tent and cracked a beer while waiting for the fly to dry out a bit, and this guy slithered out of the grass. Spent a good ten minutes trying to find a way into my tent. Eventually gave up and headed for the toilet block!
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    Same pic, 100% crop:
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    Sat down to have lunch and this Wallaby decided to join me:



    A Koala hanging out, chewing some gum leaves


    Eagles
  • 07-06-2012
    slimat99
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    Mountain Goats@37seconds
  • 07-06-2012
    digthemlows
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Micka View Post
    Eagles

    Really Love this pic!!
  • 07-06-2012
    ric426
    Micka, you have much more interesting wildlife than we do here in the domesticated wilds of southeastern Michigan. Those are some nice pics too!
  • 07-06-2012
    bigworm520
    New snake species for me this week.

    Long Nosed Snake Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei) - Reptiles of Arizona


    Also spotted a semi rare Rattlesnake for these parts. Tiger Rattlesnake (Crotalus tigris) - Reptiles of Arizona
  • 07-06-2012
    chippas
    Nice photos Mick. I don't think I fully comprehended the size of the red belly black that crawled onto your tent....
  • 07-06-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chippas View Post
    Nice photos Mick.

    I agree they are awesome. Thanks for sharing.:thumbsup:
  • 07-06-2012
    Rock dude
    Here's some of the wildlife I've seen on the trail.

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    And the most wild of them all!

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  • 07-06-2012
    Edirty6
    Mtn-Rider,

    are you aware that you were riding in a zoo? haha. we have lotta wildlife round here, but no wallaby's:( cougers, lynx's, mountain lions, coyotes, deer, bears, turkeys, snakes(lots of snakes) rabbits, i've even been riding and sometimes see a yeti........303;)
  • 07-08-2012
    Hutch3637
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    This chipmunk was enjoying the morning. Usually these animals love to partake in kamikaze attacks at me darting across the trail.


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    Had a run in with this fuzzy neon critter. Pale Tussock maybe?

    Attachment 708940
  • 07-08-2012
    ric426
    Today was the first time I ever wished I had a helmet cam. Not to record my mediocre riding abilities, but because, for the first time, I saw a wild Turkey hen with chicks. There was no way I would have had time to stop, grab a camera and get the shot because they were already headed for the underbrush.
    We've had a growing population of Turkeys around my area and it's not unusual to see a group of them browsing in our rural yard or blocking the driveway, totally confused by me trying to pull in, but in all the years they've been around here I'd never seen young ones.
    It definitely made my day to see 'em.
  • 07-08-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
    Lots of game out....
    ...in yesterdays heat....no camera....but in our 17+ mile ride we saw in order......14 turkeys(2 adults and 12 chicks.....)....3 med size White Tail Deer(does).....3 young Grouse...and 1 large White Tail deer(this one a buck with rack with moss all over it).....
  • 07-09-2012
    rockerc
    Yesterday near Tucson, a rare sighting of the Upper Javelina Racing Tortoise having a pit stop...


  • 07-09-2012
    cw50must
    Ran across another snake today, stopped to get a picture, but he took off rather quick before I could get my camera out. I did get it on the GoPro though.

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  • 07-10-2012
    marpilli
    I have a question for you wildlife experts. At the trailhead today either a lynx or bobcat sprinted past me and I'd like to figure out what it was. It went by fast so I tried to make a mental image of it. It crossed the trail directly in front of me and went into the brush.

    It was a little larger than a typical house cat and had a spotted coat. It did have a long-ish tail that came to a point (that's why I'm thinking it wasn't a bobcat). It was svelt, not burly like a bobcat I've seen in the past. And, it had a log white patch on the bottom of the tail and the white patch was outlined with black (the rest of the tail was spotted same as the coat).

    My google searches aren't getting any hits for the white patch on the bottom of the tail. Any ideas?

    EDIT: Just read that a bobcat is a form of Lynx. :) Guess that settles it. I had a bobcat cross about 10 feet in front of me today.
  • 07-10-2012
    Decatur_Tide
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    I have a question for you wildlife experts. At the trailhead today either a lynx or bobcat sprinted past me and I'd like to figure out what it was. It went by fast so I tried to make a mental image of it. It crossed the trail directly in front of me and went into the brush.

    It was a little larger than a typical house cat and had a spotted coat. It did have a long-ish tail that came to a point (that's why I'm thinking it wasn't a bobcat). It was svelt, not burly like a bobcat I've seen in the past. And, it had a log white patch on the bottom of the tail and the white patch was outlined with black (the rest of the tail was spotted same as the coat).

    My google searches aren't getting any hits for the white patch on the bottom of the tail. Any ideas?

    EDIT: Just read that a bobcat is a form of Lynx. :) Guess that settles it. I had a bobcat cross about 10 feet in front of me today.


    It could have been a lynx, because the bottom of their tail is white.
  • 07-10-2012
    John Kuhl
    It sounds like a Bobcat/Lynx to me.
  • 07-10-2012
    AZ
    Bobalynx. ;)
  • 07-10-2012
    marpilli
    From the wikipedia page on Lynx:

    Quote:

    All species of lynx also have white fur on their chests, bellies and on the insides of their legs, which are extensions of the chest and belly fur.
    Quote:

    The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American wildcat.
    Quote:

    The bobcat resembles other species of the Lynx genus, but is on average the smallest of the four. ... There is generally an off-white color on the lips, chin, and underparts.
    So, it was a Lynx. Lynx rufus, to be exact. ;) It had to be a bobcat (lynx rufus) as the other species of Lynx don't live natively in North Texas.
  • 07-10-2012
    Joe@MBD.com
    Wildlife
    I have spotted many different species of wildlife, including:

    porcupine, snakes (rattle and not rattle), wild burros, several different types of birds, deer, cattle, wild pigs, etc.

    But the most startling experience was rounding a curve at 15 mph and coming upon a large Ram, as large as me, in the middle of the trail. He bolted to my left into the bushes and I couldn't get a good photo. I did capture him with the video camera I had mounted to my chest..

    I have stories and video showing my encounters with wildlife on my website. A video of my Ram encounter can be found at: Blue Diamond Mountain Biking near Las Vegas, Nevada

    Joe
    Mountain Bike Diaries - Personal Trail Reviews, Stories, Maps, and More
  • 07-10-2012
    SS Hack
    Just saw a bobkitty on Sunday morning. I've also seen his bigger brother the mountain lion around. One time, while hiking, I saw a rattler with a big lizard in his mouth; only the tail was out, but it was still moving. The snake was coiled up in attack mode, but I don't think he could do much with his mouthful.
  • 07-11-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Prevalent.....
    ...in our area...these little guys are easy to mistake for a leave when riding....
  • 07-11-2012
    spn4125
    Spooked a bear on my ride yesterday. Must have been pretty close too because I heard something running through the woods while I was riding then saw the bear running up the other side of the ravine. Looked pretty small so I think that mama may have been around somewhere too. Unfortunately no photo.
  • 07-11-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ...in our area...these little guys are easy to mistake for a leave when riding....

    Wow, great picture! Thanks for sharing.:thumbsup:
  • 07-16-2012
    Lawson Raider
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    Rode at the lake this morning when I ran into this guy and two of his ladyfriends!

    Attachment 710715

    Had ourselves a Mexican standoff for about 7 minutes when he and his chicks decided to move off the trail! :D
  • 07-16-2012
    -Chainslap-
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by spn4125 View Post
    Spooked a bear on my ride yesterday. Must have been pretty close too because I heard something running through the woods while I was riding then saw the bear running up the other side of the ravine. Looked pretty small so I think that mama may have been around somewhere too. Unfortunately no photo.

    Did the same thing myself last week. Did get a crappy cell phone pic though. First black bear I've seen up here. Pretty small bear but fortunately I didn't see...or hear a mama bear nearby either

  • 07-16-2012
    wahday
    Came around the bend and startled some VERY LARGE male elk on Saturday. Man those things are big! At first I thought it was a moose, but we donít have them in these parts. I was still a good 75 feet from him when I stopped and after he lifted his head to assess me (and after I thought ďwhat the heck will I do if he charges me?!Ē) he took off with his three friends in the opposite direction. Wasnít able to get the camera out in time. All I could think was ďNice Rack!!Ē And it was, tooÖ

    Also saw some wild turkey. Tried to record their crazy sounds, but it didnít come out too well. Iíve seen these a few times lately. First time seeing a wild turkey and they are pretty different from the domesticated.

    And more mountain lion scat. Iím seeing it everywhere. Iíve found 5 piles in three rides the past month.

    Some great pics here!
  • 07-17-2012
    oldbroad
    Yesterday, a little bird no more than 3" long was standing right in the middle of the trail. As I rode towards her, I expected her to fly up & away, but instead she ran down the trail in front of me dragging her wing and chirping like mad. I first I thought she was hurt, but then I realized she was doing the "don't go after my babies - chase me because I'm hurt" thing that some birds do. I rode very, very slowly behind her for about 3' -4', explaining that I was not going to eat her babies. She dashed into the underbrush and flew away. I had to admire her bravery.

    .
  • 07-17-2012
    Lawson Raider
    The last two mornings, I have seen way too many spiders! :D

    Had to stop every 1 - 2 miles to clean all the webs and stowaway spiders from me....This morning I smacked right into a good sized garden spider who had remarkably spun a web over a nice vast space of singletrack and after hitting the web with spider at a brisk speed, the spider was right there crawling on the bridge of my nose.

    I have to admit I emitted what some would describe as a man-scream as I hurridly flicked that honker off of me. :D
  • 07-17-2012
    dstepper
    Park closed down, mountain lion now in captivity. Whiting Ranch, Orange County Southern Ca. Area is surround by homes. After numerous reports from mountain bikers someone posted this video and finally Fish and Game came out...after about a week. Same park that MTBer Mark Reynolds was killed in by mountain lion a few years back.

    Coyote drives off Mountain Lion - YouTube

    Dean
  • 07-22-2012
    Lawson Raider
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    Was riding yesterday with my friend when I went around a corner and a small raccoon hurried up into a tree. He was a cute little fella.

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  • 07-22-2012
    Stugotz
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    I was out in Montana staying at the Yellowstone Club up in Big Sky and one day we took the bikes down to some property that Ted Turner owns. There is a road that cuts through T.T's Flying D Ranch (that he has tried to have closed to the public with no success) and we rode in on it.

    There is a massive heard of Buffalo that we took a few pictures of:


    And a picture of a deer that we spooked that had been bedded amongst them:

  • 07-22-2012
    2ridealot
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    Large soft shell turtle...his neck was about a foot long when I spotted him :eek:
  • 07-22-2012
    rockerc
    Had a few wildlife encounters today in the Tortolitas near Tucson...

    First it was something cute and cuddly:



    Then something small and cute, but not so cuddly:



    Then his big brother:



    Then something really NOT cute or cuddly:



    And I didn't hang around long for this guy:

  • 07-26-2012
    Cobra8d
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    Otay Lake Chula Vista, California
    Bee Hive
  • 07-26-2012
    Cobra8d
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    Otay Lake Chula Vista, California
    Couple of weeks ago on the upper dam, does this count as "wild" life:eekster:
  • 07-27-2012
    TitanofChaos
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cobra8d View Post
    Couple of weeks ago on the upper dam, does this count as "wild" life:eekster:

    I bet you bought a better camera with a telephoto lens for the next ride :thumbsup:
  • 07-27-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TitanofChaos View Post
    I bet you bought a better camera with a telephoto lens for the next ride :thumbsup:

    Haha, I would!!!:D
  • 07-28-2012
    2ridealot
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    Gopher turtle on the trail
  • 08-08-2012
    cw50must
    Rabbit running across the trail in front of me this morning.

  • 08-08-2012
    littlebadboy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cw50must View Post
    Rabbit running across the trail in front of me this morning.


    Sorry, newbie here. How do you shoot pictures like that with both hands still on the handles?
  • 08-08-2012
    marpilli
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    Sorry, newbie here. How do you shoot pictures like that with both hands still on the handles?

    It's best not to ask what he uses to push the shutter button... ;)

    Honestly, it's probably a frame capture from a chest mounted video camera (gopro, for instance).
  • 08-08-2012
    DownhillDisaster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post

    Yes you are right!

    That bird looks to be an immature [baby] Harris Hawk. Or some other kind of Hawk but it is defiantly a yearling. BTW donít harass the wildlife once you spot it watch it and enjoy it and then be on your way. Donít try to stick them with a branch. This little dude was probably just out of the nest and learning how to fly. And this big dumb monster looking human comes along and pushes a stick in his face. You may have really interfered and put him in harms way. By him flailing to the ground some where when he wasnít ready to fly. Right in the grasps of all the predators. I donít mean to ruin your day but think about it. Just enjoy the sight and move along please donít harass them in any way.


    How did harrass the hawk? He simply moved away the brush to free the birds wing... he's already said this :rolleyes:
  • 08-08-2012
    Lawson Raider
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    Have never ran into Mr. Fox on the trail before - until last Friday morning. Sorry the pic isn't as clear, all I had was my cell phone and the sun wasn't peeking through the woods yet.

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  • 08-08-2012
    icecreamjay
    Went for an early morning ride and hit some spider webs. We've got these deer flies around here that assault the back of your head. They will chase you for miles, but never get in front of you, you hear them and feel them crawling into your helmet, but never see them unless you turn your head really fast. Needless to say they suck big time. Well some of the spider webs must have stuck to the back of my helmet. Revenge!


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33175822@N06/7743094972/" title="August 2012 040 by Ice Cream Jay, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7743094972_ced5030342_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="August 2012 040"></a>
  • 08-08-2012
    tductape
    A few weeks ago:

  • 08-08-2012
    SS Hack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    A few weeks ago:


    That's pretty cool!
  • 08-09-2012
    cw50must
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    Sorry, newbie here. How do you shoot pictures like that with both hands still on the handles?

    Its a still I took from my GoPro video, I wear a chest strap for the camera. :)
  • 08-09-2012
    Shark
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    From the other day.
  • 08-09-2012
    Gman Denver
    Larimer County Mountain Biker Tells Of Surviving Rattlesnake Bite
    I haven't encountered any critters lately, but the Denver Channel dot-com had a story-video about a mtbr who was bitten by a rattler -- and survived :thumbsup:-- on the backside of Devil's Backbone trail in Larimer County last week. (I'd post the story link, but this newbie member can post links until I've had 10 posts),

    The park rangers say they've seen a jump in rattlesnake sightings this year.

    Anyone seen/heard rattlers on their rides?
  • 08-09-2012
    marpilli
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    Horses in the field? Great!

    Attachment 715993

    Horses on the trail? Grrrr.....

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  • 08-09-2012
    ShinDiggity
    This was on a road ride about 3 weeks ago. Freaky. The hawk was awake, the snake never moved but was obviously still hanging on. Figured the hawk was swooping in for a meal and the snake didn't want to be dinner. I've never seen anything like that.

  • 08-09-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OGWGFIWRT View Post
    This was on a road ride about 3 weeks ago. Freaky. The hawk was awake, the snake never moved but was obviously still hanging on. Figured the hawk was swooping in for a meal and the snake didn't want to be dinner. I've never seen anything like that.


    It looks like a rattlesnake. Did the Hawk make it?
  • 08-09-2012
    boostin
    That pic of the snake/hawk reminds me of a scene I came on once.

    A dead rattler coiled up with a dead raccoon. It looked like they had an epic battle and both died as a result!

    Wish I had pics...
  • 08-09-2012
    ShinDiggity
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    It looks like a rattlesnake. Did the Hawk make it?

    Not sure. I rode off after about 10 minutes. Figured I'd let nature take its course.
  • 08-09-2012
    one4teen
    This little guy had two brothers hanging onto the back of the tree with him. Best part was they popped out at the top of my last climb tonight.
  • 08-10-2012
    2ridealot
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    We were equally surprised to see each other
  • 08-10-2012
    speek
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    In South Africa we have some awesome trails + wild life

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  • 08-10-2012
    Lawson Raider
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    Here are a few from today's ride.

    Cicada
    Attachment 716153

    Almost ran into this doe's backside! Was ripping down the singletrack and saw a big white flash of deer hiney jump right in front of me!
    Attachment 716154

    Couple of fawns
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    ...and a squirrel in a tree.
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  • 08-10-2012
    2ridealot
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    sand hill cranes this morning
  • 08-15-2012
    Ridnparadise
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    It was really hard to sneak up on him. These little suckers usually only %@$& around at night.
  • 08-15-2012
    moofish
    Damn those drop bears! Dont forget to rub vegemite on your neck or they'll get you.
  • 08-15-2012
    uglyguy2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lead-Sled View Post
    Two weeks ago.

    Umm, are those things aggressive at all? I'd poo bricks if I rode up on one of those.
  • 08-15-2012
    MTB Pilot
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    Long nose snake:eek:
  • 08-15-2012
    SlimTwisted
    While obviously a caterpillar of some kind, this guy was doing his best to blend in with the surrounding moss.
  • 08-16-2012
    Jrkimbrough
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by speek View Post
    In South Africa we have some awesome trails + wild life

    eek!!! :eek:

    That fence doesn't look nearly strong enough for me to ride along it with that lion just on the other side!! :eek::eek::eek:
  • 08-16-2012
    tracke30m3
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jrkimbrough View Post
    eek!!! :eek:

    That fence doesn't look nearly strong enough for me to ride along it with that lion just on the other side!! :eek::eek::eek:

    I believe that fence is electrified, just pray the power doesn't go out while you ride along it.

    Look how huge that lioness is compared to the riders. :eek:
  • 08-17-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Red Tail Hawk....
    ....this guy had just killed a rabbit and was devouring his meal....i was watching him for about 15 minutes...he wasn't going to move.....right next to a limestone driveway area....
  • 08-17-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    I guess it wasn't on the trail but I got home this evening to find a lizard running around in my apartment...
  • 08-18-2012
    nojoke
    1/4 mile from my front door. Good ole Alaska :)




  • 08-18-2012
    Corbinworks
    Some really Great photos..I love to see the wild life on the trails...I have only seen Gators, some Snakes, Deer & Turtles...
  • 08-19-2012
    Rock dude
    Two rattle snakes and one tortoise on my last ride.

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  • 08-19-2012
    knoob
    A wild Horse


    A Deer


    Big Scorpian



    Baby Rattler


    All from night rides. Thats when we see all the good ones.
    The horse was in a herd of 7. It was the first time I've ever seen them at night, and first time since they rounded em up in the early 2000's

    Sent using BOTH my thumbs
  • 08-19-2012
    A.Christopher
    Here is a short clip of a 6 point Buck that didn't mind us at all. The camera was on a Chest Mount, so it wasn't the best angle while stopped (also first attempt using my GoPro).


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  • 08-19-2012
    little851
    just posting to get my 5 posts so I can post a new thread, sorry
  • 08-19-2012
    Criswell
    Some crazy photos in this thread. Very cool. Here in Illinois i've come across many deer, snakes, and wild turkeys. Came around a corner and startled a deer not long ago...it almost took me out

    I was riding in North Carolina recently and freaked myself out worrying about coming across a bear. None of those here in Illinois. That pic of the bear and her cubs was my worst nightmare :)
  • 08-19-2012
    SCR818
    To MTB Pilot, That's a California Kingsnake, "Desert" variety.

    No pics, but on recent night rides, I've seen a few scorpions, a few varieties of owl, a few deer, a Southern Pacific rattler, a coyote, a rabbit, and I've heard some scary stuff rustling around in the bushes as I passed by.
  • 08-19-2012
    MTB Pilot
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    Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    To MTB Pilot, That's a California Kingsnake, "Desert" variety.

    No pics, but on recent night rides, I've seen a few scorpions, a few varieties of owl, a few deer, a Southern Pacific rattler, a coyote, a rabbit, and I've heard some scary stuff rustling around in the bushes as I passed by.

    That is what I thought at first, but then it's striping looked more uniform, like the first link, instead of wider towards the belly like a king in the second link. Looking at it closer, maybe the stripes aren't as uniform as I first thought. I really don't know for sure, but a cool little guy anyway. :thumbsup:

    Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei) - Reptiles of Arizona

    Common Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula) - Reptiles of Arizona
  • 08-19-2012
    XCRiderAZ
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    Came across this rattler on my ride yesterday morning. This is at McDowell Mountain Park outside Fountain Hills, AZ
  • 08-19-2012
    SCR818
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    That is what I thought at first, but then it's striping looked more uniform, like the first link, instead of wider towards the belly like a king in the second link. Looking at it closer, maybe the stripes aren't as uniform as I first thought. I really don't know for sure, but a cool little guy anyway. :thumbsup:

    Long-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei) - Reptiles of Arizona

    Common Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula) - Reptiles of Arizona

    If the new pic is the same snake, it's definately a Cali King. I gotta say though, a few of those Long Nosed pics really look like a King Snake, even though they are not.
  • 08-19-2012
    SCR818
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by XCRiderAZ View Post
    Came across this rattler on my ride yesterday morning. This is at McDowell Mountain Park outside Fountain Hills, AZ

    Looks like a Western Diamondback rattler. Nice 'coon rings on it's tail. :)
  • 08-19-2012
    MTB Pilot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    If the new pic is the same snake, it's definately a Cali King. I gotta say though, a few of those Long Nosed pics really look like a King Snake, even though they are not.

    Yeah, same snake, just a closer pic.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Looks like a Western Diamondback rattler. Nice 'coon rings on it's tail. :)

    That ole boy looks like he just had breakfast:thumbsup:
  • 08-21-2012
    Poukah
    Glad we only see rabbits where I live;;;
  • 08-21-2012
    XCRiderAZ
    This rattler was pissed. He was laying right across the track. I had to toss some gravel his way to get him to move off the track.That's when he curled up and got pissed. Then I just raced by him.
  • 08-21-2012
    TitanofChaos
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    SLUG dude was as long as my....... Phone
  • 08-21-2012
    Ryan.SH
    nice slug..
  • 08-25-2012
    natzx7
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    Alafia FL