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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
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    Is it safe to be that close?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    Is it safe to be that close?
    Probably not... I live in Houston and went looking for gators a couple of months ago (moved here in early June). I found them at a state park nearby and when one popped out of the water about ten feet from where I was standing on the shoreline on the walking path, it made me really nervous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
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    That is one hell of a hurdle to jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Probably not... I live in Houston and went looking for gators a couple of months ago (moved here in early June). I found them at a state park nearby and when one popped out of the water about ten feet from where I was standing on the shoreline on the walking path, it made me really nervous.
    Seriously? Wow... and I'm thinking to move there in Texas too. No jobs here in Illinois... but I don't want my children to be eaten by a gator while taking a walk in the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
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    Awesome log ride! Looks just like a gator!
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    Seriously? Wow... and I'm thinking to move there in Texas too. No jobs here in Illinois... but I don't want my children to be eaten by a gator while taking a walk in the park.
    It was a place called Brazos Bend State Park. There are bikers riding through there and the whole point is basically to go observe the gators in the wild. I think your children have a better chance of getting eaten by the local homeless population than a gator though...
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    Too dark to get pics from ride tonight. Took my 6yr old son for his first night ride, expecting uneventful........

    5 deer ran out a bit infront of us, path has a road about 10 ft away that runs along the path, a car almost ran right into the middle of them.

    Trip back I caught a black animal about 15ft down the side of the levee from us, my headlight hit is and it had white stripes............ I banked away yelled to my boy my boy to drop it to 6th gear (Trek MT60) and pedal like hell when the skunk stopped and looked at us. Ill hav eto get some pics during the day, see some pretty interesting animals, like I almost hit a turtle a couple days ago on the path hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
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    I have not been there yet...its on my list...Do you ride with Luis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    Is it safe to be that close?
    He was sunning himself, and docile. It's not really safe to be that close but we were wary and he didn't want to move. Near the water's edge is where they like to hunt, and they can spring out of the water and grab ya in the blink of an eye. Some of those really low sections of the trail on North Creek and Buzzards bay make me think sometimes and I try to buzz through them quick....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corbinworks View Post
    I have not been there yet...its on my list...Do you ride with Luis?
    Get to Alafia asap, you will love it. Something for every skill level to enjoy. I know Luis and some of his riding buddies but I have yet to ride with him. I found his GPS in the parking lot once and met him to get it back to him. Gave me an awesome sculpture he made of a bike out of old bike chain.
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    Super cute baby bear at Mammoth

    He's super cute in person, money back guaranteed! It's the cuddly bear running to the left of the over turned trash can. At first glance, it looks like big foot on the photograph but I guarantee its a super cute adorable cuddly bear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    Get to Alafia asap, you will love it. Something for every skill level to enjoy. I know Luis and some of his riding buddies but I have yet to ride with him. I found his GPS in the parking lot once and met him to get it back to him. Gave me an awesome sculpture he made of a bike out of old bike chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
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    That qualifies as in the middle of the trail!

    I see many gators in my area and 97% of them immediately haul a$$ when they see/hear me approach. If they don't spook, I usually do. Good pic

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    My dog Gunner totally perplexed by the squirming "stick" he found on the trail...
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    I chased a black snake off of the Fountainhead trail on Saturday so it wouldn't get run over. It only curled up to strike when I tried to touch its tail with a stick to get it to move further away.

    I didn't want anyone else to run that little guy over.
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    Many Kangaroos in Australia! dont have any pics unfortunatnley

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    Musk oxen

    Pics taken just outside of Nome AK. These ungainly relics of the Pleistocene are undergoing a population boom at the moment, due to very conservative game management policies. They've increasingly been showing up in residential areas and dogs chained in their owners yards are being attacked. Thankfully no kids have been injured yet.

    But I still enjoy seeing them when out on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    Pics taken just outside of Nome AK. These ungainly relics of the Pleistocene are undergoing a population boom at the moment, due to very conservative game management policies. They've increasingly been showing up in residential areas and dogs chained in their owners yards are being attacked. Thankfully no kids have been injured yet.

    But I still enjoy seeing them when out on the bike.
    Nice! Looks like they're not attacking mountain bikers yet either! The bear photo was taken from much further away, hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    Pics taken just outside of Nome AK. These ungainly relics of the Pleistocene are undergoing a population boom at the moment, due to very conservative game management policies. They've increasingly been showing up in residential areas and dogs chained in their owners yards are being attacked. Thankfully no kids have been injured yet.

    But I still enjoy seeing them when out on the bike.
    Great pics, what an interesting animal.
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    They largely ignore bikers and hikers. It's hard to even get them to move off the trail sometimes and hunters can openly stalk them to within 50 yards quite easily. Probably explains why they were wiped out in Alaska a century ago, until reintroduced from Greenland in 70s. But just the sight of a dog can trigger an aggressive response.

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    I wonder if they were hunted with dogs and its an instinctive response, or they are just " cat people"
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    I wonder if they were hunted with dogs and its an instinctive response, or they are just " cat people"
    Too funny! The CW is that dog equals wolf in the musk ox mind, but the cat people theory is gaining ground.

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    Don't have pics but we usually encounter squirrels, chipmunks and deer but sometimes we'll encounter beaver, porcupine, skunks, racoons, snakes and will hear coyotes.

    No bears so far during rides but a cub visited the house recently looking for food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    But just the sight of a dog can trigger an aggressive response.
    Llamas also seem to have an innate & very aggressive response to dogs.

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    I wish I had a photo (or video) from last evening: we were in the middle of one of our favorite downhills when a bull elk charged across the trail ~20 yards ahead of us.

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    no pictures cause i never have a camera for some reason but last week I seen more deer then i can count some of which i got within 10 feet of before i noticed they were even there and they just stared at me also a couple fawns and a little box turtle having a trail side snack. Bunch of fish to in the river that runs through the trail system and some really weird birds that i have never seen before and where apparently bat **** crazy..
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    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.
    Sure it wasn't a Savannah Cat?
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    I was huffin it up a hill, head down and heard something go splashing out of the pond on my left, it was this bad boy who was just as happy as I was there were no real danger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat94 View Post
    Many Kangaroos in Australia! dont have any pics unfortunatnley
    Then it never happened.

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    I saw something today and have no idea what it was.

    I wasn't on my bike. I was driving north on Tapo Cyn. Rd in Simi Valley, CA. I was about a mile from the ranch I grew up on. I have spend a ton of time in the mountains in this area on bikes, motorcycles, jeeps, on foot and even horses. I've seen everything in these mountains, but I saw something today that I have never seen before, and it kinda freaked me out. I was driving up the road and something crossed the road in front of me. I got a good look at it for probably two seconds, before it went into the brush and down into the creek. It was taller then a coyote or a bob cat. It was more like the size of a big mountain lion. It was a light brown color, but what's really weird is, this thing had no hair on it, or if it did have hair, it was extremely short. It was really thin and I could see every contour of its boby. It had long thin legs. The best that I can explain on how it moved, would be a cross between a bog and a cat. It definitely had a cat like head that was very lean, with a short nose. It didn't have big ears like a coyote, but I can't say what it's ears looked like. Same with the tail, I can't tell you what the tail looked like, but it definitely wasn't a long tail like a mountain lion or even like a coyote. It didn't at all move like a bob cat or a coyote or a mountain lion. It looked like a tall, thin grey hound dog, with a cat head and no tail. I got plenty of sleep last night and I don't do drugs. This has me very confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I wasn't on my bike. I was driving north on Tapo Cyn. Rd in Simi Valley, CA. I was about a mile from the ranch I grew up on. I have spend a ton of time in the mountains in this area on bikes, motorcycles, jeeps, on foot and even horses. I've seen everything in these mountains, but I saw something today that I have never seen before, and it kinda freaked me out. I was driving up the road and something crossed the road in front of me. I got a good look at it for probably two seconds, before it went into the brush and down into the creek. It was taller then a coyote or a bob cat. It was more like the size of a big mountain lion. It was a light brown color, but what's really weird is, this thing had no hair on it, or if it did have hair, it was extremely short. It was really thin and I could see every contour of its boby. It had long thin legs. The best that I can explain on how it moved, would be a cross between a bog and a cat. It definitely had a cat like head that was very lean, with a short nose. It didn't have big ears like a coyote, but I can't say what it's ears looked like. Same with the tail, I can't tell you what the tail looked like, but it definitely wasn't a long tail like a mountain lion or even like a coyote. It didn't at all move like a bob cat or a coyote or a mountain lion. It looked like a tall, thin grey hound dog, with a cat head and no tail. I got plenty of sleep last night and I don't do drugs. This has has me very confused.
    Something like this?

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    Chupachabra???

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    Something like this?
    could have been a lanky mutt boxer grayhound mix or some such mess; does that sound ugly enough for you? Rohdisian ridgeback with ringworm? Who knows, call unsolved mysteries, they'll chase any rumer.

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    ^ the only resemblance there is the legs, with no visible hair. It had a lean cat head, no long nose. Im not saying it didn't have ears or a tail, but if it did, they were a lot smaller. I'm so confused by it, I keep asking my self if I saw anything at all. Because it just doesn't match with anything I have ever seen. By the way, what is that ^ a picture of? What I saw was so weird, I get goose bumps when I think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    By the way, what is that ^ a picture of?
    That's supposed to be a chupacabra.

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    Something from another world?

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    It would be a bit of a stretch calling these two ladies wildlife, but they sure looked like they were enjoying themselves


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    when i lived in thailand i rode in the national parks around chiang mai, which are basically raw, unmolested jungles/forests full of interesting wildlife like large bands of monkeys (which will assault in mass), HUGE bugs/insects (some of which will kill you), cobras, tigers, elephants, and so forth.

    once while deep in the interior and far off the beaten path i encountered a huge bull elephant that charged when i startled him. ditched my bike and got behind a large tree keeping it between him and me, where i stayed until he left. let me tell ya, that dude left a very wide path in his wake!
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    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.
    We have a cat like that on my little slice of mountain. Ours is a Serval, which is an African cat that is sometimes imported as a pet but then let go because they are hard to handle.

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    Back in June while on vacation in the Tetons, upon check-in we were told there were 6 bears in the park and one had been seen in the campground the day we arrived.

    This was on the inside of the porch portion of our tent cabin. I tried to tell the wife it wasn't for sure a bear paw mark. Wife =
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    Nothing exotic where I live. Just garter snakes, box turtles, and deer.

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    Last week, riding solo in the late afternoon - the trails were mostly empty (didn't see anyone up until this point). I came around a blind corner and startled a 100lb black bear. He ran about 10 feet off trail and up the first tree he came to (about 15 feet away from me). I thought "cool" and pulled out my phone to take a picture:


    My phone has that stupid shutter sound turned on and when the bear heard that sound he slipped down the tree and stared at me - I was close enough to see his eyes. At that point I was off my bike and after seeing how fast that bear could move to get up the tree, I was not comfortable with the distance between us and the stare down he was giving me. The words "concerned" do not properly convey my mental state at that moment.

    I said aloud "I was a lot more comfortable when you were up in that tree". The bear turned his head and hauled down through the woods away from me. It turns out he was terrified of me, glad he picked that option rather than running towards me.

    Good times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    Last week, riding solo in the late afternoon - the trails were mostly empty (didn't see anyone up until this point). I came around a blind corner and startled a 100lb black bear. He ran about 10 feet off trail and up the first tree he came to (about 15 feet away from me). I thought "cool" and pulled out my phone to take a picture:


    My phone has that stupid shutter sound turned on and when the bear heard that sound he slipped down the tree and stared at me - I was close enough to see his eyes. At that point I was off my bike and after seeing how fast that bear could move to get up the tree, I was not comfortable with the distance between us and the stare down he was giving me. The words "concerned" do not properly convey my mental state at that moment.

    I said aloud "I was a lot more comfortable when you were up in that tree". The bear turned his head and hauled down through the woods away from me. It turns out he was terrified of me, glad he picked that option rather than running towards me.

    Good times!
    Yeah Bear kinda freak me out. While in Dupont I seen a more than enough foot prints to keep me on edge. While I didn't see a bear, I knew they were around.
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    This rattler owned the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    This rattler owned the trail.
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    That's a beauty!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    That's a beauty!!!
    Thanks! Also made a short video of it after slowly getting around it.

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    Wow! That video is awesome. He definitely was not happy!
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    Thanks! Also made a short video of it after slowly getting around it.
    Great video but dang not a big fan of them. They make me a bit nervous...
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    Wow! I'm glad I only come across garter snakes and blue racers on our trails. We have Massasauga rattle snakes around the area, but they're scarce and generally pretty sluggish.
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    Thou shalt not pass!!!

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    Actually, they were quite tame and curious.

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    Still, I backtracked and went around another way. I wasn't about to try and squeeze past five horses on a wooded section of single track with a bicycle...

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    Like it......this post would....

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    This rattler owned the trail.
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    be a great addition to this thread in the General forum..... Snakes....post your pictures ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    be a great addition to this thread in the General forum..... Snakes....post your pictures ......
    Cool, thanks!

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    Two critters I encountered last week at Fruita.

    A bird that I do not knowwhat the species is. It made a wierd sound.

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    While riding Horsethief Bench with a few college riders, one of them popped a tire and when we were about to restart, this lizard came crawling out on a rock..then did this strange head-bobbing at me and let me take a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider View Post
    Two critters I encountered last week at Fruita.

    A bird that I do not knowwhat the species is. It made a wierd sound.

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    While riding Horsethief Bench with a few college riders, one of them popped a tire and when we were about to restart, this lizard came crawling out on a rock..then did this strange head-bobbing at me and let me take a picture.

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    The bird is a Chuker which is a popular bird in the Partridge bird family with hunters. The lizard is a Side-Blotched Lizard, a male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    The bird is a Chuker which is a popular bird in the Partridge bird family with hunters. The lizard is a Side-Blotched Lizard, a male.
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    I saw you trying to get friendly with her yesterday... flirt!

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    Chuker, yum yum.

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    Saw this mule deer this morning about 50' from the trail.
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    Just a turtle.
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    Last week

    Saw the ptarmigan that left these prints. Too slow to snap pics.
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    Spotted this sleepy garter snake last weekend during a ride


    He let me move in for a close up


    And this praying mantis today while working in the yard


    We placed him back in a shrub out of harms way
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Spotted this sleepy garter snake last weekend during a ride


    He let me move in for a close up


    And this praying mantis today while working in the yard


    We placed him back in a shrub out of harms way
    We've been seeing lots of adult Mantis's her at our complex also. We have a regenerating population that starts again every Spring. This is just about the coolest insect in the world. I love how they turn their head to look directly at you. I handled a medium sized female a few days ago, taking her out of the walk way and placing her back in the planted area. Too cool!

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    That mule deer is so cute! Last weekend I thought I had a stick tangled up in my wheels. My buddy was behind me, he said "it's still there". It was a black snake, got thrown up to where it was wrapped up around my waist. Luckily it got loose and slithered away. All I could think was, good thing that didn't happen to my wife.
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    I moved this little turtle off of the C&O Canal towpath yesterday:
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    Saw a white deer while riding in Highland, are those albino or something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL View Post
    Saw a white deer while riding in Highland, are those albino or something like that?
    Must be. That's extremely rare. Lucky you!

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    On a road ride (I know, I know...) in central Florida and found this. Correct me if I am wrong but I think it is a Burmese Python. Certainly not native!



    While researching it I found this article (Biggest Burmese Python Found in Florida). This was a long way from the everglades, scary.

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    It's a Ball Python. If you ever see any Phythons roaming around down your way, kill on sight or capture, or call police or animal control. These CANNOT be allowed to populate the USA.

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    Recent sightings....

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    I guess the only "wildlife" i get to see is usually one or more dogs barking at me in all kinds of roads... Probably not all dogs like me... I haven't made up my mind though, its either this or they are really hungry... Either way, Great pics guys, i hope i will see something extraordinary and peaceful some day out there

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    Was riding out at Smithville Lake last Sunday when I turned a corner and flubbed up on a root and had to hop off my bike -- looked 10 feet ahead and this guy witnessed the whole noob moment..

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    If a snake could laugh and mock, I am sure he was doing both watching me flub up on a root that I easily do all the time. LOL.
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    I didnt get a chance to take a pic cause they ran as I skidded to a stop, but last ride me and my brother were on a wooded trail, pretty narrow singletrack cause of brush and trees when I almost got a face full of deer ass as I come around a corner at speed. 2 Doe standing in the trail, at least they were traveling the right direction. Being its THAT time of year, we didnt hang around cause damn well know there is a buck close by and MTBs dont protect well against one thats horny and ready to fight.

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    Hard to see because all I had was my zoomless cell phone, but there really is a bird of some sort (ruffed grouse?) in the middle of the picture. Blends in very well with all the downed leaves.

    There's a trail near me where I almost always scare off a few deer or squirrels, but sadly they don't allow biking on it.
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    i love snakes. thats all. jus sayin.
    though, i like snakes i can pick up. i dont live in the desert, obv.
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    Kangaroos


    and some Rosellas (I think)

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    Anybody want to guess what this is? There are at least 5 of them living near my trails. They like to watch me work and they talk to me.
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    Albino raven?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    Albino raven?

    I guess that was too easy. I don't know why but the population is growing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripo View Post
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    saw this today he or she was fishin

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    Gator at Balm Boyette............
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    I almost ran over this guy and his snack on Saturday morning.

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    Here's the albino deer that I mentioned earlier.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    I almost ran over this guy and his snack on Saturday morning.

    Wow, that's amazing! I've never seen an animal like that so close. I would have thought it'd be scared away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Map204 View Post
    Wow, that's amazing! I've never seen an animal like that so close. I would have thought it'd be scared away.
    When he took off the ground from under my front wheel, I thought it was a turkey. Then he landed on that tree ten feet from me, watching me anxiously but not really scared. Those big birds are magnificent creatures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    It's a Ball Python. If you ever see any Phythons roaming around down your way, kill on sight or capture, or call police or animal control. These CANNOT be allowed to populate the USA.

    They won't populate the USA.
    For that matter, it is highly unlikely they will make it outside of Florida.
    They for the most part are only found in the Everglades and there are laws to follow for removing them.

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    Honestly, other then keeping control of the population, they are here to stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post

    I guess that was too easy. I don't know why but the population is growing.
    Not an albino, just a white Raven (albinos have messed up eyes). they are really really rare, especial to have that many together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinGB View Post
    Not an albino, just a white Raven (albinos have messed up eyes). they are really really rare, especial to have that many together.
    There were at least 5 last year. I've only ever seen 2 at a time.
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    Posted this in another thread, but it fits here too:
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