• 09-05-2011
    rkj__
    Saw this little guy beside the trail today.

  • 09-12-2011
    marpilli
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    Whoa, Nelly! I turned a corner and was suddenly surrounded. :eek:

    Glad they were friendly and I didn't spook them...

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  • 09-12-2011
    galleta loco
    Some Florida critters
  • 09-12-2011
    PoserLowroad
    Alafia River State, Park, FL

  • 09-12-2011
    burner
    elk. ya herd?
  • 09-13-2011
    rockcrusher
    from Sunday:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidandmelinda/6138525754/" title="IMG_5726 by Melinda and David, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6190/6138525754_4d3896629d_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_5726"></a>

    sorry about the bad picture, my PnS is showing its age.
  • 10-23-2011
    mr.scott
  • 10-24-2011
    JohnnySmoke
    This past week. Getting late in the year to see these guys.

  • 10-24-2011
    Mtn-Rider
    Another tarantula from this weekend.
    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/2011-10-22_0149.jpg">
  • 10-24-2011
    Jorge Nogueira
    wildlife , my last ride ( yesterday ).


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  • 10-24-2011
    freeskier46
    Desert Tortoise
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    Collared lizard in Sedona
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    Grey fox in Gold Canyon, AZ
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    Some longhorns a short while later
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    Not so lucky along the AZT
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    Chuckwalla of South Mountain, PHX
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    Hiking in the Grand Canyon
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  • 10-25-2011
    jaynestown
    On my last night ride at a new park with my buddy Jeff:

  • 12-16-2011
    hardtack
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    Riding in the remote nahatlatch valley in the Fraser canyon in B.C Canada in July of 2005 , my riding partner and I stopped at a nice vista of the valley, I went to the edge of the trail and looked down to see 4 grizzly bear, a sow and 3 cubs !! They were almost as big as mom was !!! I paused only long enough to take on pic and we got on our bikes and sprinted down the trail!! We stopped at about 200 m away and watched them come up on the trail snorting and flicking dirt in our direction, man what a rush , it was a beautiful sunny day and the trail was single track heaven, if we were gonna die that day, it would have been a good day to die , I hope you can see them in this pic there way closer than they appear, they were no more than 50 feet away at the time and that's only seconds at grizzly speed!
  • 12-17-2011
    June Bug
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Razorfish View Post
    Whatever this trap is for I don't want to run into on the trail.


    Feral hog trap?

    In the didn't have a camera category:
    Too wet to ride, so took a stroll in my neighborhood park late yesterday afternoon. Hiking along, and deep in thought, I kept hearing a sound on the edge of my consciousness -- then suddenly realized it was the sound of migrating geese high overhead. I could hear them but not see them. In the neighborhood walking home with more of the sky visible, I was treated to the sight and sounds of three big flocks of honkers heading south southeast. Can't remember how to tell Canada Geese from Snow Geese on the wing but it is quite wonderful to see them high in the sky in formation.
    They were in a "V" formation, but not a balanced one; there was a long line of geese on the east side, with just a few on the west side.
    A rare sight for us, so it is always special to see them.
  • 12-17-2011
    Heavy_Metal
    I saw a school of manta rays in Tampa Bay while riding on Bayshore Boulevard this October.

  • 12-17-2011
    Cobra8d
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    Snapped the Roadrunner and Osprey at Otay lakes, the Coyote was at Sweetwater .
  • 12-20-2011
    Lunge Bob Sweatpants
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    North Creek Trail, Alafia River State Park, Florida. 7-8 ft, I'd guestimate. There was a second in the water a couple of feet from this one.
  • 12-24-2011
    Cycosis
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    getting busy
  • 12-24-2011
    Gonz
    along Amasa Back trail, Moab UT

  • 12-24-2011
    cyclelicious
    On today's Christmas Eve ride we spotted a tree full of mourning doves

  • 12-26-2011
    ThumperGary
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    This was a cool frog we found in the Fall. It was in a park called Klondike that overlooks the Missouri River in Missouri....The frog had camouflage colors of the dried leaves even with the dark veins you see on a dead leaf. I'm thinking in the summer he was as green as grass.
  • 12-26-2011
    Wombat
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    boxing kangaroos on boxing day
    There's been lots of rain recently so quite a few of these around at the moment, but you don't see them boxing very often. The picture was taken by a friend.

    Tim
  • 12-28-2011
    mike5krnr
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    This guy passed me up...Cascade Canal Trail, Nevada County
  • 12-29-2011
    spinerguy
    Can you spot them?

    They were meandering off Devil's Backbone Trail near the summit at about 9,000 ft. This is the highest mountain in Southern California (tops a little over 10k ft) and actually doable on a mtb but many sections are more of hike-a-bike ;)

  • 12-30-2011
    Repack Rider
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    This coyote looks sleek and well-fed on a diet of poodles and domestic cats.
  • 12-30-2011
    Stevob
    I gave this sunbather a wide berth.

  • 01-08-2012
    Wild Wassa
    From a ride in November along the Murrumbidgee River to Murrangang on the SW slopes of New South Wales.

    There was a lot of water in both the roadside and farm dams. I caught this large common Yabbie in the muddy water of a farm dam. Its colouring is appropriate to the water and water weeds.




    ... and caught this Blue Claw Yabbie in the clearer water of a gravely stream running into the Murrumbidgee. It has been a good year for catching yabbies.




    One of the features of riding here is riding amongst road-side grazing ... like this handsome young muscle builder. Have you seen signs like, IF YOU CAN'T CROSS THIS PADDOCK IN 6.5 SECONDS DON"T ENTER ... BECAUSE THIS BULL DOES IT IN 6.6! I always thing of that sign when I ride into herd that are road-side grazing.




    ... and something less attractive road-side grazing.




    Warren.
  • 01-08-2012
    trouble0613
    Wild turkeys, deer and snakes.
  • 01-28-2012
    crank1979
    A koala. Excuse the phone pics and I didn't want to disturb him too much

  • 01-28-2012
    BertoManfred
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by frankbeamer View Post
    It's called a Trek quick cleat rail kit.
    It looks like this and connects to bags like this. I use it for city riding or when I dont want to carry around a full camelbak.

    this
  • 01-28-2012
    HelloMyNameIsSean
    Don't have pictures, First time at Diablo, first ride up the gondola I saw 2 black bear cubs running across the trail, and than Momma came out of the woods 10 seconds after them. 200 feet up the trail there were 3 riders coming down on them, I nearly shat myself I thought they were going to be eaten lol
  • 01-28-2012
    sasquatch rides a SS
    I've been spotted around local trails. Found mostly between late spring and early winter

  • 01-29-2012
    Goannaman
    I didn't get a pic, but yesterday @ Santos I came around a corner and found a weasel in the middle of the trail. So far that is my strangest animal encounter.
  • 02-01-2012
    rockerc
    Saw this thing on my way to the hills at the weekend... Not sure if it is some kind of bear? Wonder if I could drop him with a .22?

  • 02-01-2012
    paulrb02
    I ran into this guy and it's 3 siblings, but they ran off before I got my phone out. the local armadillos are always born as quadruplets.

  • 02-02-2012
    pleepleus
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Saw this thing on my way to the hills at the weekend... Not sure if it is some kind of bear? Wonder if I could drop him with a .22?


    That's definitely a Velociraptor
  • 02-02-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post
    That's definitely a Velociraptor

    It could be a young T-Rex. I saw one the other day, but didn't have my camera.
  • 02-02-2012
    sasquatch rides a SS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    It could be a young T-Rex. I saw one the other day, but didn't have my camera.

    Absolutely not.
  • 02-02-2012
    sasquatch rides a SS
    Cycling has really damaged my social life outside of cycling..everytime I see the letters "gf" it now means Gary Fisher..not girl friend..and when I hear Velociraptor I think of a tire and not a dinosaur :lol:
  • 02-02-2012
    jaffa_777
    I see Kangaroos nearly every time I go out. Sorry no pic.
  • 02-02-2012
    juancho142
    Bothrops alternatus
    Pretty venomous, like a rattlesnake

  • 02-02-2012
    steadite
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    Aodad sheep in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas and a hawk in Lake Pueblo SP, Colorado.
  • 02-02-2012
    Hutch3637
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  • 02-03-2012
    bikerider2
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    I don't have all of my pictures downloaded, but saw hundreds of these Guanacos running around and several nandu's from my ride in Torres Del Paine last week. Ride report coming soon...
  • 02-03-2012
    drivengsxr1000
  • 02-03-2012
    drivengsxr1000
    this one is a little harder to see but she was a monster, estimated around 13ft
  • 02-04-2012
    890th
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    Found this in the snow last ride
  • 02-04-2012
    890th
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    This might be closer to the mark. Found these guys at everything stream crossing in Sun Valley Idaho last year. Had to dismount to give them the right of way
  • 02-04-2012
    freighttrainuphill
    Great pics! :thumbsup:

    I'm just getting back into mountain biking after years of road riding, so hopefully I'll see some cats of the wild variety. I take video of the entire ride whenever I take a recreational road or mtb ride, so hopefully I'll see some good stuff.

    This isn't a bike ride, but a few years ago some friends and I took a drive up in the mountains at night. We saw a huge mountain lion in the middle of the road. He stared at us for a second or two before running off into the woods. If my friend had hit the brakes instead of slowly driving forward, I might have been able to get video! :madman:
  • 02-05-2012
    bennett346
    We always see deer in the forest, but they run faster than we can ride so it's hard to get a photo of them!